We are lucky to live a 45 minute drive from the coast so thats our usual destination for a weekend. As someone else said, finish work, throw the stuff in the car and get there with the tent up before dark. Non camping friends think we are mad to stay so close to home for a weekend away but they just dont get it do they?
Message posted by petegt404/7/2008 at 11:23pm Outfit: Outwell Troutlake Coleman Darwin5 Location: Lechlade on Thames Gloucestershire
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my eldest son (15) is at scout camp, 5 miles from home in a leaders field, 100 yards from her house. we went to a family bbq/games night last night, 30+ very happy children (youngest went just for the day)
it is far enough for a first time away for some of them,
my daughter (13), not to be outdone, is camping with her friend (12) by a river on the edge of another friends land, just far enough away to be independent but near enough for safety. they cooked our tea over the fire friday night. paradise!
------------- Annie :)
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