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If you had booked and paid for a campsite for next week, but the forecast was bad would you go?

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scanner Tue 05-Aug-08 23:11:52

I guess the title says it all. We have booked and paid in full for a campsite that looks very nice for next week. However at the moment the forecast isn't great - an intoxicating combination of rain and clouds. Would you bother going or just forget it and stay at home?

QueenyEisGotTheBall Tue 05-Aug-08 23:16:06

as long as your tent is waterproof then a bit of rain wont hurt, you are not made of sugar afterallsmile i went camping in july and the forecast was sunshine sunshine sunshine and lo and behold it pissed down all weekhmm thats the weather for yousmile even if it told you there would be a heatwave it could be wrongsmile i wouldnt even consider cancelling as you never know it might be beautiful weathersmile where are you going btw? anywhere nice?grin
xx ei xx

Overmydeadbody Tue 05-Aug-08 23:17:52

Yes I would still go, but have a get-out plan if it gets too bad and take lots of clothes and waterproofs.

Overmydeadbody Tue 05-Aug-08 23:18:56

last summer DS and I camped for a week and it rained every single day. We accepted it and embraced it and after that it was bearable and even fun. There's nothing more liberating than being soaking wet.

Ellbell Tue 05-Aug-08 23:21:19

We're going... We can compare trench foot/pneumonia stories when we get back! grin

scanner Tue 05-Aug-08 23:23:55

Well, if I added that dh is recovering from an operation and although physically ok, is a bit down. I can't decide if a week away will cheer him up or the rain will make him worse.

scanner Tue 05-Aug-08 23:25:26

we are booked in here here.

twinsetandpearls Tue 05-Aug-08 23:27:46

I would go unless it was blowing a gale as we were setting off.

handlemecarefully Tue 05-Aug-08 23:28:36

Well I would wait until day prior before making definitive decision (longer term forecasts less reliable than next 24-48 hour forecasts), but tbh if it was going to be wet all week then I would rather sell my own kidney than go camping

Ellbell Tue 05-Aug-08 23:30:35

Ooh, we'll be in Devon too, scanner (though south).

I'd go, but have an escape plan if the wet is getting to you (e.g. go to a B&B for one night and if it doesn't improve just go home). But I think it's worth giving it a go. If the weather is wet, the aquarium in Plymouth is very good (though it might be a bit far from there). Or just check out the nearest local tea-shoppes and gorge on cream teas!

Good luck!

piratecat Tue 05-Aug-08 23:34:16

i am in devon, its bloody pissing down. Altho i think the weather is meant to get better next week.

scanner Tue 05-Aug-08 23:36:48

Escape plan is a good idea, also I think I should have a look at undercover days out. Our tent is huge and new so space isn't a problem, this will be our first camping trip with ehu too, which should make a difference.

LovelyDear Tue 05-Aug-08 23:39:40

Go - you can always come back early if it's no fun.

piratecat Tue 05-Aug-08 23:40:41

bring lots of cosy jumpers, i swear it's wet. I am not trying to be horrible, but it's best to bring comforting things. I went camping down to Cornwall when it was raining and I have a bad back, and it felt quite damp. I bought a hot water bottle!!

piratecat Tue 05-Aug-08 23:41:42

have you got a good grounsheet and tent carpet for your living space?

expatinscotland Tue 05-Aug-08 23:43:34

this is why i prefer a caravan to a tent.

gigglewitch Tue 05-Aug-08 23:48:36

we've booked and paid, but it's caravan rather than tent so we are going regardless grin

twinsetandpearls Wed 06-Aug-08 00:49:21

I would go unless it was blowing a gale as we were setting off.

Anteater Wed 06-Aug-08 00:58:31

Go, love being in a tent in the rain!

TheTortoise Wed 06-Aug-08 01:03:24


went last week. forecast crappy, but sun shining all days bar one. so yep yep [gin]

TheTortoise Wed 06-Aug-08 01:04:30

Ah Slur makes a perfect freudian emoticon slip there then grin again wink

<ps gin does help when camping in the rain>

scanner Wed 06-Aug-08 01:19:26

Yep we have a groundsheet and sewn in groundsheet ANd a carpet - mega luxury camping wise. Am keeping an eye on the weather forecast.

seeker Wed 06-Aug-08 06:34:20

I think it depends how far from home you are.

snorkle Wed 06-Aug-08 07:25:23

We are going camping next week. The weather looks grim. We've not booked or paid but we will go regardless.

Beetroot Wed 06-Aug-08 07:33:50

I have jsut come back form 10 days camping and it rained most of the time night and day.

Would I do it agin

i guess so - the kids loved it. - they are 9 and above so could go off on their own
But be prepared with things to do - books to read. wellies/umbrellas/wetsutis etc

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