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Subject Topic: Bell tent glamping in the Hebrides
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Message posted by armchaircamper on 13/8/2013 at 4:06pm
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Well, just back from using the new 5m Karma Canvas bell tent and lots of accessories for the first time. Daughter and I spent a week camping in Berneray and at Horgabost in Harris. My husband came for the first five days in Berneray, staying in a B&B just round the bay.

Lovely big tent! I can actually walk around in an upright position in the 5m.

Sshhh - don't tell him it's a new tent. He hasn't noticed!

We had just been sea kayaking around those little islands - excellent, and good opportunities for wildlife spotting.

A few views:

Father and daughter.

Local agricultural show.

Colourful Harris tweed.

The islands are full of hikers . . .

There was a fair amount of wind and rain too, but I wasn't out taking photos! Camped next to a large, very posh De Waard pyramid tent on Berneray belonging to a family of five and two dogs. They had lost a frame tent in the winds there some years ago and decided they needed something better. I tell you, when the wind blew, that canvas didn't move a millimetre, unlike my bell which was billowing in and out, as it does.

All in all, a successful trip. Two mistakes: I thought the 2-3 season sleeping bags would be fine, combined with wool blankets, but we were both cold and only warmed up when we used the fleece covers I had made for the SIMs as sleeping bag liners. So the Snugpaks are coming with us next time.

Also, I thought I would save space in the car by taking a smaller SIM. The 5cm thickness was fine, but it was much narrower than the campbed so ended up lying and sitting on the cold metal frame. I'll have to cut back on something frivolous next time to make room for the larger SIM.


Message posted by moonstone on 13/8/2013 at 4:15pm
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been looking forward to seeing these photos...thanks for sharing them with us...you have a lovely looking setup and what a fantastic location...

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Message posted by achy on 13/8/2013 at 4:17pm
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Great photos. What an amazing view and the new tent looks good.

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Message posted by geoffprinter on 13/8/2013 at 4:26pm
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Wonderful photos. Loved the father & daughter one. Tent looks great, cant wait to get ours now. Thanks for posting.    Geoff

Message posted by RTS5 on 13/8/2013 at 4:41pm
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Lovely photo's and lovely set up.

Message posted by P-T Family on 13/8/2013 at 5:22pm
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Gorgeous pics Sarah.

Message posted by Fay Fife on 13/8/2013 at 5:37pm
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Wonderful pictures....as a fellow bell tenter, I approve enormously!


Message posted by krazykamper on 13/8/2013 at 5:56pm
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I love your beautiful set up Sarah    Everything's matching and colour coordinated. The bunting and bell tent even blend in nicely with the lovely blue sky and white fluffy clouds!

Hubby looks like he was enjoying himself too! Even if he was staying in the B&B. The hiker pic is cute. Is he yours?

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Message posted by jayner on 13/8/2013 at 6:15pm
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Absolutely beautiful, inside and out.

Message posted by jelboy53 on 13/8/2013 at 6:23pm
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Lovely Tent...Lovely location...Lovely pic's thanks for posting.....

Pic No8....That's one small B+B on the right hand side was it En Suite...??...........


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Message posted by girlwomble on 13/8/2013 at 6:40pm
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Wonderful pictures! Sounds a fab adventure.


Message posted by dk168 on 13/8/2013 at 6:46pm
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Awwww, tent porn! Lovely tent set up and photos, thanks for sharing!


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Message posted by Mucker1884 on 13/8/2013 at 6:59pm
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Sheer bloody poetry!!


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Message posted by Sue999 on 13/8/2013 at 7:06pm
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Stunning - tent and location


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Message posted by cmes on 13/8/2013 at 7:21pm
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Beautiful tent and surrounds, amazing photos.


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Message posted by splendidisolation on 13/8/2013 at 8:37pm
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What a beautiful spot, and I'm guessing the pics do not really tell the whole story of the scale and feel of it all..... :-) I am very very very jealous!
You should post some pics of the windy weather...must look equally beautiful in stormy weather...I love a good storm!

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