The Keebles - Summer Travels
Our ambassadors, Simon and Kathrine Keeble have been travelling to different campsites around the UK with their Varkala Connect, read all about it in their blog:
Simon, myself, Ozzy, Bailey and Lily (our dogs) set off for a 5 pitch site called Isle View Camping in Osmington, Dorset on a sunny bank holiday weekend. The site is on top of a cliff with panoramic view of Weymouth bay and the Isle of Portland. It is a basic site just water and waste (no electric) but when we saw the pictures we knew we had to go stay. It's 800metre from the beach and the dogs loved jumping in and out of the sea. We went to Portland Bill lighthouse while we were there. A lot of stairs to the top but well worth it. We had 4 days in Dorset exploring the Jurassic coast but it was really just a stopover on our way to Bude.
Got to By the Byre in Bude. This site is another 5 pitch site on a farm with a lovely walk along the canal into the centre of Bude. If you walk a bit further you get to the beach and because of the time of year the dogs were allowed to play. From here we had days out at Port Isaac, Padstow, Boscastle and Newquay and apart from storm Hannah effecting weather for a couple of days the weather wasn’t too bad. We were meant to stay for 7 nights here but we were having such a nice time and with the caravan and awning all set up we were so settled we didn’t want to go home. So we phoned work and booked another 4 days off. We love going away in the caravan but the awning makes all the difference as it gives us so much more space to sit, eat, store stuff and keep the dogs in with us.
After 7 hour drive home we had a sleep then back to work but we are off again on the 24th May so it was only 2 weeks until our next adventure! My mum has retired and bought a motorhome so she's coming with us and we are off to Smugglers Rock Campsite in Ravenscar for a week. We prefer the smaller sites and its more about the view, walks, beaches and kayaking than clubhouses, shops etc. So always an opportunity for photos.
Back from Ravenscar after a lovely break away. Had an early start on the 24th May trying to beat the bank holiday traffic but failed and it took us 7 and a half hours to get to Ravenscar, North Yorkshire from Suffolk. When we got there it was worth the drive. A beautifully kept site with views of the hills and the sea in the distance it was gorgeous and the sun was shining. A quick cuppa after our long drive and we put up the Awning and we were officially on holiday. Happy days!
We visited Robin hoods bay, Bridlington, Filey, Scarborough and Whitby on our travels and it is safe to say we are now on a diet after all the fish and chips we have eaten. We did also walk miles and miles with our dogs Ozzy, Lily and Bailey and visited all the beaches in the area.
A favourite part of our trip was when we walked part of the Cinders Track from Ravenscar to Robin hood bay (the cinder track is an old railway line between Whitby and Scarborough). It gave us the chance for some exercise and also the opportunity to take in the fantastic views at different levels along the way.
After a thoroughly enjoyable few days away we had to pack up and get ready to go home. Not too bad on the way home as it was only 6 hours lol. Now home and already planning our next adventure.
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