After a very cold start to this year we were finally blessed with some sun shine, although it is still quite windy and cold at night. It was time to hook up with some good friends we had not seen for a while for our second Gower camp out in South Wales.
The first night was a wild camp and after an early morning walk we were in for quite a treat due to the unusual cold weather for this time of year. What am I on about? Check out the video to find out….
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I dont even remember how it came about or even who mentioned it first or why but somehow during last year we all agreed the three of us with our families are going to explore North Africa in our Syncros from December 2013 onward. We had lots of planing to do but one thing was hanging over us and that us and all the people coming on the trip had never been all together at the same time in one place before and Harriet (Al’s partner) and Louise (Jed’s partner) had never even met before.
We decided to meet up and do a spot of camping for the weekend at www.wowo.co.uk and as luck would have it we picked the only time this year so far that had a generous amount of snow fall. We all got on great and had a great time but it was also time to test out some new equipment and even at this early stage we found a few faults with the things we need to trust. The cold weather killed Jake’s leisure batteries so they had no heating in the sub zero temperatures the first night (not so good when you have a baby only a few months old) and we tried to video the weekend and found cheap none brand memory cards hate the cold and stop working. Jake popped out on the Saturday morning and fitted new batteries that saw them through the rest of the weekend in comfort and I put the camera away due to the cheap memory cards and carried on enjoying the weekend planning and talking about what was going to follow over the next few months.
When we got home and back to work and school the following week Isaac (Jeds son aged 7) pulled his own small camera out of his pocket and after sitting down with him and popping a couple of photos in from the adults we made his first video together of the weekend we didn’t video.
So here goes, Isaac’s first Campervanculture video.
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This time in part three we head up and up. The first stop over was on a free Aire in a place called Vars in the French Alps, a great base for some decent walks and hiking trails and a very nice two night stop over was had. Then after a quick uninspired night in Italy it was into Switzerland where the air is sweet, the people friendly and scenery to die for.
As always feel free to comment if you have any questions and part 4 to follow shortly…
After the drive down mid way through France, and seeing to small exhaust repair, the trip continued south towards the Mediterranean sea. The first part of this video see’s a visit to Gordes and its hill top ancient town and a cheap Aire at 7 euro. It was then down to L’Escalet after a heads up from security on a private vineyard after us “accidentally” taking a wrong turn down a gravel track road. After driving along the south coast to Cannes the direction turned north bound to a national park around a place called Castellane and The Verdon Gorge, truly amazing….
Anyway here is part two in the series for you to check out for now and part three and more will be on its way soon and feel free to leave any comments…
Well it’s that time of the year again when we all think about heading off to more sunny parts of the world, especially if you live in or know England. It’s been the wettest summer on record and when Jed and his family made loose plans to visit Scandinavia this year the constant checking of the weather websites made them change their minds and head south to find some nice weather.
This last minute change of plan left them with a small dilemma, there was nowhere to head to and no planned stop off’s on the way. Last year a plan was hatched to head to Croatia and although it was an awesome trip (parts one to six are already on the website from that trip) lots of places that looked cool were driven past because a destination had to be reached. This time if a river looked tempting for a swim it will be swam in, if a campsite looks to be in a great location it will be slept on, if a lake looks like it deserves a kayak then it will be kayaked…
First night was on the cliffs next to Dover wild camping at a spot that many good adventures have started from, then a place called Super Besse, then while driving over the Rhone Alps a river was crossed by a bridge and we fancied a swim so stayed the night, and a picture was spotted on the wall of a bar and the bar tender said that the big rock arch was only 50km away so we went and loved it.
Feel free to ask any questions on any of the places stopped at if you’re planning a similar trip and we hope you enjoy this part one in this latest series of CampervanCulture videos.