Setting off on Sunday, with the open road, the odd hill and a just one fall ahead of us
The cycle path along the river and out of BristolA brief stop to coordinate the four wheeled contingency in Chew Magna
Arrival at camp, puncture repairs and sitting on chairs
Cat mithering and a barn
The campsite, all to ourselves. Nice innit?
We found a key under a rock and 'barn' becomes 'partaay barn'
Blue skies, lush fields, a night under canvas, what more could one possibly want? A cake. A big beautiful cake.
Get ooorf my inhaler
A real-life camp fire
The secret seven*
Ashton Court and it's old deers on the way home
*SHOP orginally intended SHOPStock to be available to the whole of Shop Club, til the lovely campsite we found informed us they would prefer we kept the numbers down to 12. By this point we had already exceeded the 12 by 3 bods, so we had to start turning people away. Then, circumstances conspired so that some people had to drop out, bringing us down to the perfect 12, til the morning of departure, when 3 people had logistical problems and 2 were at the other end of the country, leaving us 5 short of said 12! Safe to say we have learnt a lot about organisational matters this weekend! But, nevertheless many thanks to everyone who came and many apologies to the people we had to turn away.
Paolo, all ready set for cycle camping, only to be thwarted by bad organisation (sorry, Paolo!)