SG7 Camping 2010
As a club Secretary/Chairman it is nice from time to time to attend an event without all the organisation and worries associated with arranging events. That is why itís good for me to attend the camping weekends organized by Helen Tween of SG7 fame. www.sg7kitcars.co.uk
This year was the fourth of its kind held at Outney Meadow camping and Caravan Park at Bungay Suffolk. Unfortunately I was unable to attend until Saturday.
The weekend started for most of the party on Friday night. Their evening was nice and sunny and Iím told hot, but this soon changed to being cold. The evening was spent chatting and checking out the views.
I joined them on the Saturday morning, after a very welcome Coffee courtesy of Sue and Roy, I erected my tent and inflated my bed and I was set for the day ahead.
A convoy left the campsite at 10.30 for the 15 mile trip to the Carlton Colville transport museum. We all managed to stay together for the enjoyable drive. On arriving at the museum we found Dan waiting outside the gate with his car parked on the footpath, we were soon let into the car park. We were then joined by Paul and Dan Bellison.
We had a great time at the museum, travelling on trams and a trolley bus as well as a miniature railway, all with drivers and conductors dressed in authentic period costumes. Most also enjoyed a hot drink and a cake. There was also a fair amount of vehicles to take a look around.
The afternoon had no set plan to allow all to please themselves, some visited Lowestoft, and some southwold. I decided to go back to the campsite and visit Bungay by foot with Roy, Sue and Dan; it was a very pleasant afternoon, just chilling out.
The evening had a planned meal at the fleece pub In Bungay centre I enjoyed two pints and a very nice filling meal. After the meal we took the 10 minute walk back to the campsite, and then enjoyed the now traditional chat and a drink or two. The views from the river bank at dusk and during the night were absolutely astounding. Additional entertainment came when some bats appeared.
The next morning took most of us to the East Anglian Kit Car club monthly meeting at the Park Hotel Diss. See link http://www.eastangliankitcars.co.uk/areameets2010.htm
I would like to say a big thank you to Helen for a most enjoyable weekend.
Roll on next year.
Helens report can be found at http://www.sg7kitcars.co.uk/campingtrip2010.htm
Pictures of the weekend can be found at http://s725.photobucket.com/albums/ww258/sg7skitcars/Camping%202010%20%20SG7%20goes%20to%20Suffolk%20and%20Norfolk/
SG7 Camping 2009
The now annual SG7 Camping trip for 2009 was planned to take place on the 16/17/18 May at Dunwich Suffolk.
Initially we had a good response with 11 of our members asking to attend. As time pasted by some of these members decided to pull out for one reason or another,
But we still had seven of us camp and three came along to enjoy the fun on Saturday.
I couldnít attend on Friday due to work commitments, but I understand that most arrived late afternoon early evening and then participated in a BBQ a chat and drinks.
The weather in the area Friday was very pleasant.
I left home Saturday morning in damp conditions, but not to bad. After 25 miles the sky got darker and darker until it was time for it to rain on me, I pulled over fitted the roof and continued my journey. I arrived at the camp site at 10.30 .Iím glad I had my Sat Nav with me. (I may have arrived at 12 otherwise) At the reception I was shown the location of the other group memberís tents and given the choice of two pitches for my tent, one of these was already taken by Paul and Maria the other vacant. I was informed that I should erect my tent in the centre of a largish green. (Which didnít appeal much) this instruction was given by the site warden on Friday. I saw the other pitch I had been given the choice of, and proceeded to erect my tent there. I was informed that another couple of our group had been asked to move their tent from this pitch on the Friday.
Not long after I arrive Steve & Beth Nichols and Dominic arrived, just to stay the day.
After a chat, at 12 a group of us left in cars for Dunwich, Roy and Sue left by foot to meet us there.
We had a nice fish lunch and then visited the museum. I found this very interesting especially the parts devoted to the wasting away of the coastline.
From here it was a excellent drive to Aldeburgh, Iím still amazed after all these years to see the faces of the public as we pass in convoy.
John found a good place for us to park and the cameras came out in force (Apart from mine L I had left it in my bag back in the tent) we took a walk along the front and shops and back
Then it was another excellent drive back to the campsite.
Once back at the campsite I was approached by the Camp warden, demanding if I had booked in and why I had erected my tent where I had. After telling him the receptionist had given me that pitch and showing him the map she had marked for me, he left, a bit irritated
As arranged most of us went for a lovely walk towards Sizewell and back along the beach, arriving back ready for supper.
I decided I was going to the pub onsite for a bite to eat (most had another BBQ) I was joined in the pub by Mike; we had a good chat, a meal and a couple of beers. I can recommend the steak, mushroom and onion baguettes.
We then went back to join the others. The night was very pleasant, not too cold and there was plenty of banter and drinks.
Some say they were cold during the night but I was very comfortable and warm after deciding to take two sleeping bags and putting one inside the other.
I was awoken at 04.30 by heavy rain, this rain continued on and off until about 09.00
After breakfast I made my way home, leaving in lovely weather, but soon found myself in very heavy rain that continued until I arrived home.
This was an excellent weekend; I wish I had been able to attend both days. The camp site was also very nice with great facilities.
A big thanks to Helen and John for there arranging and all of the others there for helping to make it such a great weekend.
Thanks to all of you that has suppied me withthe photos you see here.
Those present: Bob & Sheila Plastow - tintop Bob & Carol Howes - Sherpley John & Yvonne Hamilton-Smith + Meg - motorhome Martin Pidd - Luego Roy & Sue Thomas Ė Dooster, Hot Rod Richard & Caroline Ė Jago Jeep Mike Montague Ė motorcycle Mike Brain + Merlinne (his dog) Ė Merc Paul, Maria & Nicky Taylor Ė Robin Hood John & Helen + Charlie - Steve & Beth Nichols - Dominic -
Bob & Sheila Plastow - tintop
Bob & Carol Howes - Sherpley
John & Yvonne Hamilton-Smith + Meg - motorhome
Martin Pidd - Luego
Roy & Sue Thomas Ė Dooster, Hot Rod
Richard & Caroline Ė Jago Jeep
Mike Montague Ė motorcycle
Mike Brain + Merlinne (his dog) Ė Merc
Paul, Maria & Nicky Taylor Ė Robin Hood
John & Helen + Charlie -
Steve & Beth Nichols -