Evocative words, but sadly for most folk ‘sitting around the campfire’ simply won’t be happening on the majority of campsites. It’s a blokey thing really, my wife always worries that I’m going to set myself on fire & burn the awning down to the ground. And that’s just while I’m firing up a gas barbie! If the hardcore camping forums are to be believed, for some people, if they can’t build a fire on their pitch, it’s not worth them going. These are presumably the sort of folk who enjoy digging toilets & eating moss!.
Me? I like my facilities. And I have grown to rely on a proper flushing toilet.
So, I cheat.
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Lance & Lisa Beaver tell the story of their...‘Old School' Westfalia Bay
The history of our bus is varied. I heard that it used to belong to a soccer player who lived in it for a while, and a tale of a cross country trip that was taken in it. Since we’ve owned it, we have been to numerous car shows with our car club Kahiko Kula and enjoy that immensely, but taking it camping is our joy.
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Happy 70th Birthday, Miss Sofie!
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Sitting on the Dock of the Bay…
The beginning of our second week and we were being treated to a day out...
Brochure Line - A 2.6 litre T3!
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Cheers to the wonderful breweries past and present of Norfolk and Suffolk
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Football's Founding Father
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