View From My… Tent at Bouth – The Lake District

View From My… Tent at Bouth – The Lake District

A moment of reflection of time gone by, a snap shot from where I lay my head or better still we lay our heads.  A look back on a trip or outing, one that I will always remember and don’t want to forget.  A View From My… is my mini series where I will let you glimpse into a memory made through a certain view.  Today I’m bringing you back to my Tent at Bouth – The Lake District.

Dave feet and a wine bottle in foreground. In the distance is the views over the lake district. It's dusk.

We live a stones throw away from the Lake District and we don’t always make it there as much as we should.  We tend to avoid the central Lakes as we are not tourist lovers.  We like to explore the South Lakes as this is often quieter.  This picture was taken near Bouth – The Lake District from our tent.

I have deliberately picked this one this week because of what we were doing and who it’s about. It gives you a false sense of what was going on.  Bottle of wine, feet crossed and chilling while the sun set over the Lake District.  In reality this was our first camping trip with the Robot, my little boy who turned 2 on Thursday, was 9 months old.

We learnt some very good lessons on this trip and has made subsequent camping trips easier.  The car was packed full, we only went for one night, the car is always packed full!  We took 2 tents incase one didn’t work, so many changes of clothes for worse case scenarios.  We have definitely stream lined since then but again, the car is ALWAYS full.

The biggest lesson we’ve learnt is to chuck all usual routine out the window.  Bedtime is for when it starts to get darker, enjoy the time chilling and playing about outside instead of trying to get them to sleep when it’s daylight!  It doesn’t happen.

Back to the picture, the bottle of wine, untouched by me because of my battle to get the boy to sleep.  By the time he went to sleep I didn’t feel like it.  As soon as the sun dropped I got cold and being fairly sleep deprived anyway I just wanted to go to bed.  No more staying up late drinking in the tent for us!  At 4am the birds started singing, it’s the loudest I’ve heard them in a long time, thankfully it didn’t wake the boy up but it meant it wasn’t the best sleep ever.

Camping has changed for us now and we don’t go as often as we used too before kids but we still enjoy it and the Robot certainly enjoys it too.  I hope that he remembers all our mini holidays when he gets older…

So if you fancy reading a bit more about what we got up to at this campsite then go and visit this post

Do you have any treasured pictures that give you a view from a door or window?   If you fancy sharing them with me or my readers I’d love to see and hear about them, just send me a message.

 

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18 Comments

  1. Aww this had all the ingredients of being so beautiful! I think so much harder with children as you say. Still just a wonderful experience though. I adore the Lake district and have fond memories of a cycling holiday I did there as a child aged only 8 but cycled 170 miles – my sister was 6! Incredible really when I think back on it! Here’s to more wonderful camping trips and later waking birds #FamilyFun
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