Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Monday, 17 March 2014

Appledore Camping Weekend

Hi folks,

Back again after a smashing weekend away in Appledore which is situated on the marshes not too far from Rye in East Sussex.  We stayed on a site just outside the small town so we could walk in and see its' attractions, there is a nice pub, an interesting church and houses dating back as far as the 17th century.  We picked up a leaflet published by the Appledore Local History Society which gives the low down on many of the old properties, a fascinating read.

First picture shows the entrance to the site with the Royal Military Canal behind the reeds.

The camp site is in a secluded area behind trees which hide it from the road.  The only noise we had over the weekend were two or three motorbikes cruising around the bend.

Once set up we strolled into the town picking out the blossom as we went on this fantastic mid March weekend.

Daffodils were everywhere. 

Even these wonderful Magnolia coming into bloom from a huge tree in a garden. 

Houses also added to the display.

Walking back to the site over the canal.

Back on site more vans were arriving and everyone was getting into the Spring spirit.  I hasten to add that I did not have a try of this, it looked too dangerous for someone of a nervous disposition.

Light up and lets have a Barbie, Chris in the foreground showing that there is no smoke without fire.

In the town we explored the church, more on that later.

Luv Mike


  1. Wonderful weather for a weekend away.......Great shots Mike, looking forward to the church !
    The spring blossoms so pretty and colourful ! Do you know what that scooter thingy is called ?
    Would love to get my Grandaughter one !
    Chris and Dave R

  2. Hi Chris, sorry I don't know what the scooter is called, it looks pretty dangerous to me. Should have some of the church later, I have come home and got busy. luv Mike xxxxx

  3. Glad you had a lovely weekend, pity about the smoke, hope they enjoyed their barbecue.
    It's lovely to see all the spring flowers, and the unusually spring flowered hanging basket.

  4. Fabulous site, Mike. we have stayed, many times,on another one close by on a Farm... we love Appledore . Your pictures show such a happy weekend.... smashing photographs xxx
    E xxx

  5. Smoked out at the barista then