May Day Weekend

Got up bright and early, the sun shining, loaded the car, hooked up the camper and started our journed to Norfolk for a camping weekend.

Had to call into shop en route to change girls waterproof coats – the ones I had picked up were far too big 😦 Changed coats, did a quick last-minute check with Wayne that he had remembered to pack the only ONE thing that he had been asked to pack….the camping chairs….erm, NO!! Back into shop to get two chairs!!!

Ok, so we are now on our way…YAY!!

Were the first of the group to arrive (apart from the manor borns who arrived earlier in the week and were out and about), pitched up fairly quickly, in the beautiful sunshine, whilst the girls went to check out the park and feed the resident goats 🙂 A short while after we were joined by the beans, chatted with them and supplied cups of tea whilst they pitched. Later joined by jax and nic. Spent a lovely evening chatting – children all played happily. Very chilly night, warmed up as best we could with coffee and baileys but relatively early to bed. Had noticed that I didn’t quite have the camping attire required – woolly hat with ear flaps, so made a point of purchasing one for the following night – which I must say helped lots 🙂

The following day we all did our own thing – some friends of our were staying in Cromer so we headed there had a wander round the town and a walk on the beach, before meeting them at their campsite. Had a lovely walk through the woods which backed onto their site.

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Arrived back to site for tea and the arrival of the deependers who were joining the beans for the night 🙂 Another evening of chat – a little warmer with my woolly hat and extra socks 🙂

The manor borns decided to go for a walk in the woods – the girls have been desperate to go for a night-time wood walk so we, and a couple of beans joined them. Unfortunately we didn’t spot anything but think we may have heard an owl. Was good fun – though not sure I would want to do it alone.

The next day we went to Bewilderwood and had a fantastic day – despite the extremely changeable weather including a freaky hail shower!! We began our journey into Bewilderwood on a little boat where we were told tales of Boggles and Twiggles and Midred the Croc who lived in the Scaaarrry Lake! Lots of treetop walks, slides, story telling, zip wires, craft, den building – something for everyone young and old.

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Den building
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We left Bewilderwood with some time to spare so we followed the manor borns who knew of a lovely place to visit. We parked up and walked down a boardwalk which meandered through marsh land and came out to a huge expanse of water – beautiful view. Whilst there M discovered there was a cache nearby so we hopped back in the car and took a short drive close to its location and began searching – Woo hoo we found it!! Our first geocache 😀

Picked up chips for tea on our way back to the site 🙂

The next morning, took our time packing up and chatting with everyone else as they slowly did the same.

We all had a great weekend, lovely site, lovely company – looking forward to next time 🙂

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