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Message posted by TraceyD on 24/8/2014 at 9:03am
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Just got back from a week at Yapham Holds campsite (review submitted) After our initial set up the week started off badly with very strong winds, the worst we've camped in. As you will see from the photos there is little protection at the site, so we had to batten down the hatches!!

The site is only small, looks like around 10 pitches plus 3 pods. We were pitched between two of the pods.

Our set up:







Then the winds came and we had to guy to every possible point!!



And add some additional strapping!!



Some very dark skies, but at least the wind had dropped!



An unusual visitor



View from our pitch



Beautiful Hutton-le-Hole about an hour's drive away





Site residents and regular visitors to our tent!





No roughing it for our camping doggie!!



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Message posted by dk168 on 24/8/2014 at 10:51am
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Glad you had a good trip, lovely pics, thanks for sharing.

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Looks like you went prepared for the worst & all turned out good .
A relaxing time was had by all love the doggy sofa ...& if it's not his he sure claimed it !!
Loving the colourful handmade throws.
Nice photos .

Maddie

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Quote: Originally posted by mjdb on 24/8/2014


Looks like you went prepared for the worst & all turned out good .
A relaxing time was had by all love the doggy sofa ...& if it's not his he sure claimed it !!
Loving the colourful handmade throws.
Nice photos .

Maddie



Thank you, and I think Bailey has claimed it for his own!

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Great pics, as ever, Tracey.

Glad you had the better of the wind, even if it did take a little extra time and effort.


Must say though, that unusual visitor of yours looks nothing less than pure evil, that close up!

Looks like she's just become a new mummy, too!

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Quote: Originally posted by Mucker1884 on 24/8/2014
Great pics, as ever, Tracey.

Glad you had the better of the wind, even if it did take a little extra time and effort.


Must say though, that unusual visitor of yours looks nothing less than pure evil, that close up!

Looks like she's just become a new mummy, too!



Yes she had Mucker, sadly her babies were soon swiped away!!

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Lovely pics. But that is a site we could not go to, our dog versus feathered friends is a definite no no.

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Lovely photos, love the knitted blanket

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Message posted by fisicoll on 25/8/2014 at 8:27pm
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Your tent looks so bright and spacious with those large windows what type is it?

Message posted by jelboy53 on 26/8/2014 at 10:05am
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Must have been a bit worrying Tracy what with the new tent and all....But glad you had no real probs with the conditions...And enjoyed your holiday....

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Message posted by TraceyD on 26/8/2014 at 2:00pm
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Quote: Originally posted by fisicoll on 25/8/2014Your tent looks so bright and spacious with those large windows what type is it?



It is a Gelert Corvus 6+2 2011 model, which replaced our 2010 model for this trip! Sadly the tent has been discontinued which I think is a real shame as it's a lovely tent. You can still get them on ebay, that's where our new one came from, athough that one is now being replaced as it had a small fault on it, a tiny hole in one of the windows.

Thanks for feedback everyone, wind worst we've experienced, but we survived!!

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July - Fforest Fields, Builth Wells
August - Yapham Holds, Pocklington

Message posted by geoffprinter on 29/8/2014 at 10:38am
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Great pics as usual Tracy. Your dog in the 1st pic looks like he is thinking "Get off that sofa you lazy sod I want to lie down"

Message posted by TraceyD on 30/8/2014 at 7:48pm
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Quote: Originally posted by geoffprinter on 29/8/2014
Great pics as usual Tracy. Your dog in the 1st pic looks like he is thinking "Get off that sofa you lazy sod I want to lie down"



Haha, you're probably right Geoff!

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