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...The camping continues

After school on Friday we set up camp on this ridge, i haven't seen rain for weeks on end so everything is dry.


We were hook'in up with friends who had much further to travel, by the time we set up their Tipi it was dark.


When the giddy kippers eventually calmed down (they haven't seen each other for 6 months) and the marsh mellow sugar rush wore off it was 1:30am


After a bleary eyed 6am start, we cooked some breakfast and paddled the bodyboard's down the river..... called for an ice cream before we headed up to Black Rock.
At the summit, the Derwent Valley with John Smedley Mills in the background.

Fishing in the stinkiest of stagnant swamps..

..they caught great crested newts, frogs, leeches, and the largest water-boatman i have ever seen


A slightly earlier night


We woke up early, ate freshly laid campfire poached eggs, decamped and headed across the peaks to Edale for a Sunday morning hike up Kinder Scout.
Cairn building

Dab-tastic at the top of Grindsbrook scramble

Living in a flatter part of the country the other two kids don't have much experience with hill walking, but even in these crazy temperatures they nailed it.


En route to the Woolpack Stones followed by Grindslow Knoll (in the background) and 6hours later, tired and emotional we dragged our sorry asses back into Edale

Lady-soul is giving us a wide berth, mini-soul still has black swamp-water legs from Saturday.


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great adventure again Double O.
Taking my boy in two weeks for a mini camp trip in the woods. Our first time, my boy can't wait to shit in the woods
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Can you take us on an adventure please?
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Anytime Martin

Its a rite of passage Paul, don't forget to take some photo's
(of the camping rather than the shitting)
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Took my boy on a mini camping trip. Was our first time to do something like this. Bought some camping gear and loaded up my bike and headed to a small nature campground in the woods 40 km south of where I live [Groningen].
Bought some roadside jam for lunch, and found a place https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunebed to eat it.
There was this funky old drifter/homeless/crazy professor, who made this spot his, to guide the visitors. He rambled about what these sites are and that official info was wrong.
Cycled on and put up the tent. Played hide and seek with my boy, and soon enough all the other kids played along.
The area is real pretty. In the woods they mined for sand for construction I guess. So when the big hole filled up with water there became a nice lake to swim in. It looks like somewhere in Canada.
Coming back to the campsite I found out that I bought the wrong gas bottle. So cold hotdogs.
Later some friends came, and made a nice evening on the site. Cause off the lack of rain and the heat, we couldn't make an open fire.
Promised my boy to sleep under stars, so we did the second night. Pretty brave from little sailor.

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Ha! Nothing says "summer" like a pair of grubby little puppy feet. Little Sailor looks like he had his fill of fun.

Is roadside jam a Dutch thing? I know that excellent cuisine definitely is.   


Weird to see yellow parched grass in Holland and the UK. Our drought conditions are currently being drowned in monsoon-like rain. When I went out to feed my fish in the backyard pond this morning, the water levels were so high I felt that they might be able to follow me back into the house...
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Looks idyllic, got any more future camping plans?
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You can get all kind off grocery's at the roadside. Hard to believe it's a Dutch thing. 
It hasn't rain in a few months around here plus a heatwave didn't do good on the grass, and crops.
We had loads of fun I,m sure we go again, better equipped
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Roadside groceries are a thing here in the UK too - I always get eggs from them when I see 'em, as they are always far nicer than supermarket eggs. This spring I bought the nicest marmalade I've ever eaten from a roadside honesty box near Hawkshead. 
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I do like those honesty boxes. Everything’s free 😉

The village near the campsite I’m currently staying at has a book exchange shelf. It’s mostly full of maeve binchy and Linda LaPlante books but it’s rather a nice idea.
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