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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Siblings' adventure 2012


Instead of buying each other birthday gifts, my brothers and I decided to take quality time-out together instead. Last weekend the three of us camped near Swanage on the south coast.

Here are a few pics...





Swanage itself is nothing special, but it does have the most amazing off-licence with lots of local beer, interesting wine and cider by the barrel! I keep some (very poor) cider-tasting notes. Mark helped me out this time - he described the above, Dorset Cider Company 'Smoke Oak', as "Dry with a throaty twang, hint of autumn crabapples with wasps on them".

The next two pics are by Mark.





We spent our only full day walking, climbing, swimming, and sitting along the coast path. We saw lots of wildlife including butterflies we remember only from childhood, beetles, bugs and a slow worm. Oh and I made them both taste random plants...









We visited the Square and Compass pub at Langton Matravers for more cider. I enjoyed a half of 'Eve's Idea' (home pressed), but Mark said it was not waspy enough for him. It's a great pub, deserving of its fame. It even boasts a little museum (of very random objects)...



After packing away our little camp we drove home via Durdle Door which is very beautiful, as is that whole stretch of coastline.



There are a few more photos on my Flickr.

The siblings' adventure was great! Happy belated birthday Mark and Chris! :)

8 comments:

  1. how lovely, and what fab weather you had for it! love the "FUN" pic - did you do it with the lights on your phones?

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    1. Thanks, it's done with an LED torch. We were indeed lucky with the weather, we all got sunburned hands (which was a bit odd)! No rain until the jouney home when the heavens opened and Mark got wet knees in his not-waterproof car... :)

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  2. What a great trip! And I heartily approve of the cider - waspy or not!

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    1. Waspiness is definitely a good quality! :)

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  3. Such beautiful photos, I have never been to that part of the coast before. Looks like you all had an amazing time

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    1. Thank you! I had never been there before either, which is silly because I live quite close. Will def be going back :)

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  4. Love this idea - i did a similar thing with my dad for Fathers Day (although not camping as we are both far too old and like our home comforts too much!). It looks like youhad a fabulous time and i love the photos :) xx

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    1. Thanks Emma, we did have a great time! I think all birthday/xmas/occasion gifts should be about sharing experiences and spending quality time together, I'm going to try to work out how to put it at the top of my Amazon wishlist ;)

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