Day 531 camping in the woods with the sound of the birds 🦢 🦅 and the river flowing 🏞

This is wild camping.

All I can hear is birds tweeting…. Goats bleeting 🐐…. Owls 🦉 doing whatever owls do, an occasional cow mooing 🐮 and of course the river flowing.

The view from the back of the van!

It’s so peaceful.

Warren rescued this wee guy from the back of his truck!

Now this is not for everyone. It’s basically a woodland that cows wander around… but other than our mate Warren there is no one else around. Doug and Steve are arriving this afternoon. sorry I forgot of course Calaidh is here… barking at sticks occasionally 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤣

Warren took as for a drive round Nash Oakland in his truck as it’s 4X4. It’s a huge expanse where people can camp for a tenner a night and not see another soul the whole time. First we had to get through the river.

I said to Warren that I’d take loads of photos of him driving through…. He already has loads! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤣

Then we went for a drive into Presteigne for supplies.

This is a lovely wee village and the guy in the shop was super friendly asking us where we were from and how long we were here.

Back at camp to chill and relax.

Calaidh in the ford

Doug and Steve arrived early to mid afternoon and started cooking dinner.

Doug and I went for a paddle in the river…. Oh my actual god. It is freeeeeezing and so painful but very, very refreshing!

So the guys are used to meeting up together and make poetjie (poy-kee) for dinner which is a like a stew which loads of ingredients and spices.

Tonight’s was Chicken Masala. Here is the prep!

Steve stirring the onions, garlic 🧄 and butter.

Almost ready to eat. We had it with naan bread and it was amazing!

Just throw the ball!

So yeah no signal again…. So can’t post this….. It’s lovely to not be checking your phone every 5 minutes.

Stay safe everyone 🐐🦉🐮

Day 532 another day in the Welsh wilderness 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🌳🐮🐐🦉🦅🌳🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

I went to bed before 10 last night and left the guys round the fire. It was raining quite heavily last night from about 6.30pm but we retreated under our respective canopies with the campfire still burning in the middle! 🏕 🔥

So we both slept really well again and woke up about 8.30am which is the longest lie in on the holiday.

Breakfast was a breakfast for champions again made by Warren on the BBQ. I Tom Calaidh down to the river for a walk.

Steve left before lunch and Craig, Warren and Doug went back into the village for supplies. Tonight’s dinner is Spiced Lamb Pot!

I took Calaidh for a walk in the opposite direction from camp while the boys were out.

So the boys were back in camp in a heartbeat or so it seemed. I had just sat down with a book….. I kept on reading!

Warren packed up camp and headed home as he’s working tomorrow.

Doug then does the prep for dinner! Can you tell Craig and I are being very well looked after this holiday.

Onions cooking!

I went for a nap this afternoon too…. up in the top of the pop top.

The view from the top of the van of a a toilet tent!
The sun is shining!

Now I’m crocheting….

It’s a hard life this camping and lounging around malarkey 😆

I’m conscious I’m posting today’s blog before yesterday’s but hey…. I’m heading back into camp soon where there’s no signal.

Looking forward to dinner and an early night!

Stay safe everyone 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿