Well, after last years success (which I did not attend) Kirstie decided to organise another weekend of fun in the Lake District! We went kayaking in Derwent Water near Keswick, took a trip over to the other side, jumped off a pier, visited 2 islands, got cold and then paddled forever to get back to the carpark!
Then we headed down to Stonethwaite at the bottom of the Borrowdale valley…for those that know it you will appreciate the track down to the campsite is a pretty gnarly track…driving the new van down there was a tad scarey (respect to Iain who took a massive hightop longwheelbase Fiat down there in front of me!), but the track was made to look like nothing at all by Phil T in his monster truck vitara, and Mike in his Landy!
We set up camp as you can see in the photos, cooked food, chilled out, made fire (as all real men do!) and then went to sleep! This was our first night kipping in the van, and I tell you what…I will never choose to go tenting again…Campervans are where it is at! Especially when you just chuck your double mattress in the back, it’s like home from home! Wake up in the morning and pack up…no soggy tent to fold away…WINNER!
Then we headed down to Kendal climbing wall for a full session there (I didn’t due to restricted funding…nothing to do with the new van…honest!?). The walls there are really nice looking and it looks as though they are developing the place to add even more to it, so I look forward to going back once money is less of an issue. Good weekend had by all and a wicked first camping trip in the van!