Wakey wakey, rise and shine! There’s no need for an alarm clock when you’re camping as you wake with the sunshine.
Unfortunately, we woke up rather chilly too after the fire had gone out in the night. Whilst I left him to light the fire again, I made a start on my favourite kind of breakfast… pancakes!
Breakfast isn’t complete without a good stack of pancakes, so I made a big mix before we left home and kept it fresh in a flask. You can get my recipe for these here. I popped some butter on the top to melt, and served them with honey and blueberries.
Tummies full, we headed to the coast of Blakeney to go seal spotting with Beans Boat Trips . Despite the black clouds, boats were still going out regularly, so we donned our coats and climbed aboard.
We weren’t disappointed. Come rain or shine, the seals still wanted to play. They came right up to the boat to say hello.
Now sufficiently wet and cold we headed back to our pod to warm up.. in our very own roll top bath tub… (Didn’t I say it was glamorous camping!)
I have a personal weakness for roll top baths, so relaxing in one in our bathroom pod in the middle of a field is sheer bliss.
Unlike the baths you’re used to, the water has to be heated from a fire. Nothing is quick or convenient when camping. So with the fire lit we retreated to the bedroom pod for afternoon tea.
Hot cross buns toasted on the top of the log burner…
As I said in the last post… this was a digital detox, and not a food detox.
The instruction manual allowed for a ‘good’ half an hour to heat the tank of water and they really do mean it. I would allow for about 2 hours to heat the water. Once the water in the tank is hot, start to fill the bath, but this will only be enough to fill a 3rd of the bath. Leave that water whilst the next tank begins to heat.
The up side to waiting this long to have the bath is that by the time you’re ready to take the plunge, the bathroom pod will be nice and toasty from the fire!
It really is a faff, but the best kind of faff. Having to make everything from scratch here really gives you a sense of accomplishment. It goes to show that when you take away technology, you have a lot more time on your hands to do things.
This back-to-basics lifestyle is one I could easily become accustomed to. What better way is there to go back to basics and really slow down, than in an electricity and 3G free, domed paradise?
This was just what the doctor ordered. We all tend to put too much effort into our physical health and then work ourselves to the bone. It’s easy to forget that sometimes our minds need a break as well. Remember we all need time to switch off… literally!
For more information on where you can escape to check out Canopy & Stars for some inspiration.