The first week of the summer holidays, we spent on our annual camping trip with several of our farming friends – mums and kids, plus a couple of dads. We were missing a few of the families from last year, but it’s a lovely group to spend time with and brilliant for the children to enjoy each other’s company.
The first 2 days were beautiful – sunny and hot. After pitching the tents, we headed down to Three Cliffs Bay below the campsite. It was a fair trek down there, and a worse walk back up top again, especially with beach gear.
We live pretty much in the middle of the country, so don’t get to the beach except on holidays. N loves the beach in any weather. He spent a little time body boarding, but this year seemed to prefer digging.
I always think he looks like a little pro body boarder with a wetsuit on. This year we found a handymedown one from one of the boys on last year’s camping trip, fitted better than the wetsuit he had last year.
But give him a spade and he’ll happily waft it around, ordering others where to dig, keen to dig holes and build castles.