Today is the first day of Jeremy’s and my annual Autumn Half-term camping trip to Veryan Campsite in Cornwall.
We travelled down overnight to arrive in St Austell for breakfast. It was cold but sunny but by the time we came to walk around the town it had started to warm up.
The campsite is quite near the coast – so when we came to put the tents up the wind had picked up a bit – but the sun was out and it was still warm!
Rather than bringing our two-person tent, we are using two one-man tents as practice for a backpacking trip we are planning for next summer. This has meant reorganising the menu to being mainly “add boiling water”, backpacking food as we have limited indoor space to cook in. In addition we are storing the food and cooking gear in the car rather than in the tent.
As it gets dark early in October (and even earlier this year as the clocks change tomorrow) we bring a small laptop PC with us which we watch DVDs on, whilst sitting in the back of the car – so not having the two-person tent living area is not such an issue in the evening.