Suffolk, August 2011, a set on Flickr.
Finally! I have got around to putting up our holiday photos from Suffolk.
We went to a small campsite near Sweffling, which had a yurt, a tipi, a caravan and a bell tent for hire, as well as the usual tent pitches. The campsite owners have made great efforts to have as low a carbon footprint as possible. There was no mains electricity on the site, and we had a choice of flushing toilets or “treebogs”. I didn’t take a photo of the treebogs, but they weren’t as smelly as you’d think. Though they were bloody cold and a bit scary at 3am.
It was a beautiful site, and our yurt was lovely and comfortable. The only complaint that I might have is that there was a slight lack of understanding towards the children. Children of similar age tend to run as a pack, and children on a campsite tend to be noisy and adventurous. The pack was told off a few times for being noisy and running around a lot. The telling-off really rankled with the children, who claimed they had a right to have fun too, and fun wasn’t sitting around looking at wild flowers, and we parents agreed with them.
There’s a big notice on the website now, emphasising that the campsite is an electricity-free QUIET site. Well, it’s their business, and maybe they do want to make the site a boutique (ie child-free) site. So…gorgeous location, lovely accomodation…if you don’t have kids.