Camping at Camber Sands 22nd May 2019
I have been looking forward to this camping trip for months, This was originally going to be a solo trip but with a week to go my son decided to join me which was fantastic.
I like planning things and I love lists, I like to write lists for most things and this trip was no different.
My camping check list was 4 pages long of everything I was going to bring with me and which bag they would be located in so hopefully I would not forget anything (our last family camping holiday we drove the 140 miles to the campsite only to discover that I had forgotten to pack the tent of all things – my kids never let me forget this).
2 weeks before this trip I set my tent up in the front room to check that it is still in one piece and all complete, I was happy to see it was perfect Next was the dummy run to see if I could fit everything on my motorcycle, All great so far.
Wednesday morning came and we both finished loading our bikes, Just as we are ready to go we find my bike had a flat battery, bummer 😦
That’s what I get for only riding a few miles each day – My bike just does not get a good chance to charge the battery.
5 minutes of pushing the bike up and down the car park and we soon managed to bump start it – As I still had enough fuel for the journey I decided it was best to wait until I arrive at Camber Sands to top up so that the battery can fully recharge.
The journey was fantastic, 62 miles riding with loads of winding roads and variable speeds which made it so much fun.
Just one stop on route for a drink and toilet.
We did not arrive at Camber Sands until just after 6pm and it took a while to check in as the office was closed.
After unpacking and erecting our tents it was time to find a shop to buy supplies. This is where the fun really started as the nearest supermarket was just over 12 miles away.
The first supermarket we did not like as was over priced and not enough stock so we landed up driving another 3 miles out to a Lidl supermarket. This was worth the extra journey as we got everything we needed.
By the time we got back and fired up the BBQ it was very late and we were starving, When your hungry everything takes twice as long, it was gone midnight before the food was cooked but it tasted fantastic.
Thursday morning I woke up around 6:30am, I had a bowl of porridge for breakfast and then started getting ready for a 7 mile run along the beach.
When I left to go on my run my son also left to buy some more camping gas, When I finished my run I was surprised to see he had not returned. I went for a shower but still no sign of him. My son had to drive 25 miles to a Halfords as all the local shops don’t sell camping gas due to safety reasons!!! Took him nearly 2 hours to buy gas.
My son cooked lunch and I washed up – Sounds fair to me 🙂
My son’s friend popped down for a visit in the evening so we lit the BBQ again and also the instant BBQ we bought, We had a lovely feast 🙂
Friday morning came quick and it was time to pack up and go home, We had such a lovely time and at £7.00 a night each we would definitely do it again.