cody was very mystified by the regular, mysterious puffs of steam coming from the bottom of the field!
an early morning shot~swampys daughter louise was camped in the tent, her first proper camping trip and she was so brave!
codys little friend skipper
golly its taken me a few days to get over my cold equinox and the long drive, i am now feeling not too bad so thought i would pop in and reply to some comments!
i have to say we have never camped in such cold conditions but there was something special about waking up, peeking out of the window and seeing snow and one morning we woke and our curtains were frozen to the window!
i think we can class ourselves as all-weather campers for sure!
the north yorkshire moors steam railway ran along the bottom of our field so twice an hour we had a steam train chugging by~the most amazing site. we went down to the station a few times to get photos and to stand a foot away from an old, but working, steam engine is amazing.
we have decided to buy ourselves a three season sleeping bag each however~and luckily they had a sale on in millets and we were able to buy two 'mummy' bags' for £40~typically a week late, but we have them now!~as a new years camp has been suggested i really think we will need them!
cody loved the snow, he did try to eat some snow and was busy digging up icy patches, it was so cold we did let him sleep up on the bed with us for some extra warmth! a couple of mornings he was shivering bless him. but he did meet a new friend, a boarder terrier puppy called skipper who was very cute, his old friend a black lab called smudge and his best human friend sally who brought him a new 'springer' bandana!
however cold it was i did have the most amazing feeling of connection to the elements being in such a wild spot, the grassy earth, the gales, the warmth of the sun when it occaisionally came out, the clear, cold bubbling streams and rivers and the full moon. i felt really blessed to be out experiencing this weather at such close quarters