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Subject Topic: Well all you moaning minnies
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10/7/2013 at 11:47pm
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All packed, and ready to go camping straight after work tomorrow, woo hoo!

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11/7/2013 at 12:24am
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Just got back from 8 nights in Hereford and an (1st ever) impromptu trip to Derbyshire for 3 nights - all in all a great "virtually" 2 week holiday with only 1/2 day or slight showers - the rest was a mix of warm cloud and warm sun - great!!! Soooo lucky with the weather - it did get cool at night and some nights still needed my hot water bottle but heho, still great!  Got back with a tan, some workmates thought I'd been abroad!!  Then on Sunday it was far too hot to get out in the wilderness that became our garden but got all camping gear washed and dried and no need to wash the tent down - brilliant!!

DK just to wish you and your little dog a happy holiday - hope it's not too hot for you - need to cool some of those Doombars!!  Safe journey - enjoy!



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11/7/2013 at 5:45am
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Quote: Originally posted by krazykamper on 10/7/2013
Quote: Originally posted by jelboy53 on 10/7/2013I finish my shifts on Thursday...and am arguing with myself as to weather I go off somewhere this Friday...Its only a matter of throwing a change of clothes in the backpack...as its packed otherwise...

Decisions Decisions.......

Jelboy.



Get yourself over to Gimme Shelter Jelboy! Or do you have anywhere else in mind?

We are just back from a little unplanned three nighter at Scone. I saw the forecast at the weekend and took advantage. Yesterday in Perth it was 29 degrees. I've never felt heat like it in Scotland. Hope it lasts!!




Phoned Comrie yesterday...Fully booked for the w/end...The Squirrel will do me nicely with my new Vango Halo to try out....

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11/7/2013 at 2:28pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Chorleydave on 10/7/2013
...this weather, the first spell of hot, dry weather in July since 2003...


Is it? Where did you read that?

If you mean we are enjoying the highest July temperatures since 2003, you may be right but I'm sure we've had good weather in July during the past ten years.

Going back to the OP's topic, when the temperature hits the high 20s it is too hot for me. However, sleeping in a tent is the best way to keep cool at night.





11/7/2013 at 9:03pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Sceptical Camper on 11/7/2013
Quote: Originally posted by Chorleydave on 10/7/2013...this weather, the first spell of hot, dry weather in July since 2003...

Quote: Is it? Where did you read that?

If you mean we are enjoying the highest July temperatures since 2003, you may be right but I'm sure we've had good weather in July during the past ten years.

Going back to the OP's topic, when the temperature hits the high 20s it is too hot for me. However, sleeping in a tent is the best way to keep cool at night.



Not in north west England we haven't! 2006 was dry, but cool. 2004 and 2005 and 2007 to 2012 were cold and dull, with frequent monsoons. Believe me and ignore what the statisticians make up as they go along, I work at a college and get all July and August off work. I can assure you, since 2003 it's been dreadful.



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11/7/2013 at 9:42pm
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I don't moan either way, just happy to be away in my tent. I'd actually be disappointed if we didn't get a little bit of rain while away, preferably at night cos I love listening to rain on the tent 17

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11/7/2013 at 10:02pm
 Location: Wet and windy Britain.
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We all enjoy listening to a little rain on the tent at night, Tracey, but when that "little bit of rain on the tent at night" develops into whole counties (and even regions) under water as it increasingly has done in the last ten years, we need to celebrate the current dry spell we are having as if it is our last.

As I said earlier in the thread, if you are in a position to go camping now, do it!

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13/7/2013 at 10:55pm
 Location: Sheffield
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I don't mean to sound smug but I've just got back from a whole week in Anglesey and it was gorgeous. It cooled down nicely at night so that you could sleep but even with the Cabanon Canvas, it was too hot in the morning.

We were camped right next to the beach and the sea was like a mill pond all week, no waves at all. We had some fabulous walks and it was nice to have a whole week camping where we could just sit outside all the time. Really didn't want to come home.


14/7/2013 at 11:54am
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Camp near the sea and get them in for a good old splodge.

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15/7/2013 at 8:19am
 Location: East Sussex
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Am I allowed to moan because we can't get away?

I'm embroiled in the last knockings of my divorce, so need to be around. then it will be school holidays and I won't be able to get any time off as all the parents at work will be on leave.

OH can't have any time off until September either, his boss is off and then his assistant, so if he was off as well no staff would be getting paid.

We've thought about just taking a Friday off, and having a weekend away, but all the camping stuff is at my house where S2BX still lives and OH isn't allowed in when S"BX is there. I can't load up on my own and S"BX certainly won't help!

I can't imagine for a minute that this wonderful weather will last until the end of the summer, so I feel deeply aggrieved. That last time I had really good weather camping was 2005. It was so hot we had to drive around in the car with the air con full on one day.....


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15/7/2013 at 9:34am
 Location: Pembrokeshire
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Hi,
First post long time reader.

Just been on my first camping adventure this year at Pencanan in North Pembrokeshire and boy oh boy was it hot!
It turned into a survival test. Constantly drinking water/pop, eating ice creams and sitting in what shade we could find. My boy got heat sickness.
Filling 3way fridge on EHU with soft drinks/ water.

Overall a bit too hot for me.
Yours,
Never happy lol :-)


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15/7/2013 at 10:35am
 Location: Devizes Wiltshire
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There is such thing as being too hot!

Not entirely enjoying the weather as it is too hot to do anything between 11:00h to 18:00h.

Forget South of France in the summer, I'll only go there in February when it is cool!

Would need to get up very early on Wed to pack up before it gets too hot.

Hey ho!

DK

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15/7/2013 at 10:43am
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we've recently returned from two weeks in the Lake District and we nearly melted...!!

it definitely made a nice change from the past few times we've camped there...was fighting dehydration every step of the way tho...

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15/7/2013 at 11:12am
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It's a shame for anyone who can't get away at the moment - unless we've turned a very sharp corner it might be some years before we see a July like this again.

I'm into my fourth week of my nine weeks summer break and I've already had five days in Silverdale. I'm off again tomorrow for three days in the Yorkshire Dales, home for the weekend and then off to the Peak District for a week. That will have me sleeping under canvas for fifteen days in just over five weeks, more days than in the last three non-summers combined. I can't get enough of this weather.

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15/7/2013 at 11:32am
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Quote: Originally posted by Chorleydave on 11/7/2013
Quote: Originally posted by Sceptical Camper on 11/7/2013
Quote: Originally posted by Chorleydave on 10/7/2013...this weather, the first spell of hot, dry weather in July since 2003...
Quote: Is it? Where did you read that?
If you mean we are enjoying the highest July temperatures since 2003, you may be right but I'm sure we've had good weather in July during the past ten years.

Going back to the OP's topic, when the temperature hits the high 20s it is too hot for me. However, sleeping in a tent is the best way to keep cool at night.



Not in north west England we haven't! 2006 was dry, but cool. 2004 and 2005 and 2007 to 2012 were cold and dull, with frequent monsoons. Believe me and ignore what the statisticians make up as they go along, I work at a college and get all July and August off work. I can assure you, since 2003 it's been dreadful.





I started camping around 2005.
I have had some great camping up in the Lake District; with wall to wall sunshine.
I stayed at Park cliff site, October 2007, pure sunshine.
The only time it rained for me, was a couple of years ago, when my BIL went camping with us, for the first time. It rained on the second day.

lolololololololol
heath63

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