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A Spot of Camping, Alton Water, Stutton, Suffolk - 1st September 2018

It's time for some more camping in the van, this time at the recently-opened Alton Water campsite, as run - perhaps unexpectedly - by Anglian Water. The site's new as of this year, and so it's mostly a field but with nice new toilets and showers, but the overall location is great with Alton Water being much like a miniature Rutland, including a dam at one end. We even do a similar ride around the lake, with woodland, hills and a couple of pubs - it's just that it's a manageable 8 miles around, rather than the 20 or so of a full spin around Rutland Water.

next album: A Day at Warwick Castle, Warwickshire - 8th September 2018
previous album: A Day on the Beach, Southwold, Suffolk - 25th August 2018

2018 The week before, the boys cycle in to Eye whilst Evelyn and Isobel run/walk there instead

The week before, the boys cycle in to Eye whilst Evelyn and Isobel run/walk there instead

2018 Isobel and the boys in Cafeye, Eye

Isobel and the boys in Cafeye, Eye

2018 Isobel looks wistfully out of the window

Isobel looks wistfully out of the window

2018 It's the first full day at the campsite, and everyone assembles on bikes

It's the first full day at the campsite, and everyone assembles on bikes

2018 Alton water and the boats. Sadly there's some ban on everything due to blue/green algae

Alton water and the boats. Sadly there's some ban on everything due to blue/green algae

2018 The resevoir overflow looks like it would be a fun waterslide

The resevoir overflow looks like it would be a fun waterslide

2018 Isobel consults the map

Isobel consults the map

2018 A nice wooded path

A nice wooded path

2018 We stop for a blackberry break as Fred picks some fruit

We stop for a blackberry break as Fred picks some fruit

2018 Isobel and Harry - with his one-geared bike - catch up

Isobel and Harry - with his one-geared bike - catch up

2018 Accidental, but funky, shot of bikes

Accidental, but funky, shot of bikes

2018 Everyone else joins in with the blackberry picking

Everyone else joins in with the blackberry picking

2018 We end up at the Tattingstone White Horse, with a cool wooden horse

We end up at the Tattingstone White Horse, with a cool wooden horse

2018 The White Horse, Tattingstone

The White Horse, Tattingstone

2018 Harry and Fred get back on their bikes

Harry and Fred get back on their bikes

2018 Back at the campsite, Harry gives the dogs a cuddle

Back at the campsite, Harry gives the dogs a cuddle

2018 Dave the puppy gets told off for something

Dave the puppy gets told off for something

2018 Isobel looks round

Isobel looks round

2018 Late summer rosehips

Late summer rosehips

2018 A duck floats around in front of the limnological tower

A duck floats around in front of the limnological tower

2018 The resevoir is a bit 'police state'

The resevoir is a bit 'police state'

2018 Harry roams around in a blanket disguise

Harry roams around in a blanket disguise

2018 Dave the puppy looks around

Dave the puppy looks around

2018 Harry looks like some kind of tartan Bedouin

Harry looks like some kind of tartan Bedouin

2018 Fred helps out with the washing up, whilst Harry just watches

Fred helps out with the washing up, whilst Harry just watches

2018 Sunset over a caravan

Sunset over a caravan

2018 Our pitches in the sunset

Our pitches in the sunset

2018 A game of rounders is afoot

A game of rounders is afoot

2018 Fred's in bat

Fred's in bat

2018 Meanwhile, some of the children play volleyball

Meanwhile, some of the children play volleyball

2018 Mel gets a fire going

Mel gets a fire going

2018 It's marshmallow on a stick time

It's marshmallow on a stick time

2018 There's lots of fun to be had with glowsticks in the dark

There's lots of fun to be had with glowsticks in the dark

2018 More glowstick action

More glowstick action

2018 Some glowsticks are hurled into the air

Some glowsticks are hurled into the air

2018 Painting with light

Painting with light

2018 Fred and Harry

Fred and Harry

2018 The eye of Sauron

The eye of Sauron

2018 The next morning, Fred plays some guitar

The next morning, Fred plays some guitar

2018 Fred on his bike, down by the resevoir

Fred on his bike, down by the resevoir

2018 Back home, after the lawn is mowed, it all looks like a proper garden

Back home, after the lawn is mowed, it all looks like a proper garden

2018 Massive stacks of straw bales on the back field

Massive stacks of straw bales on the back field

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The week before, the boys cycle in to Eye whilst Evelyn and Isobel run/walk there instead