Hello, my name is Mal Tabb.
Thanks for visiting our web pages. Marion & I operate a small outdoor activity organisation called Canoes, Mountains & Caves. We provide activities for: adults, young people, schools, charities, families & individuals. A key aspect of our work is the provision of a "Community Programme" which is offered free of charge to participants. If you think we might be able to help please don't hesitate to contact us, you can find out more about what we do on our main website www.canoesmountainscaves.com

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Car Camping

We have just finished three days camping on a commercial site, Waterside, on the shore of Ullswater.

The site was quite agreeable, its main strength being "location"; the weather was way better than the met office forecast, in fact it was pretty good apart from a couple of "dampish" hours as we packed up this morning; the company  was excellent as we caught up with good friends from the Blackpool area & had a bonus visit by an "explorer" from the North East on Tuesday afternoon.

Its sometimes quite pleasant to camp out of the back of a car, as opposed to out of a ruck sack or out of a boat - it gives the ability to carry extra "stuff" and enjoy a bit of luxury. We also took an open canoe and some of the best time of the visit was spent paddling it in the magnificent scenery of Ullswater. As said earlier, the weather was fine throughout our stay & offered the benefit, in addition to the open canoeing, of some excellent photo opportunities: a mirror calm lake & a mountainscape dominated by the still snow-flecked Helvellyn.

Some of the better photographs are below, painting the scene well. The living images provided us with much opportunity to reflect and ponder on the difficulties & busyness of life and take enjoyment in the peace they offered. We hope you too may find some inspiration & encouragement.


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