3 October 2011

what i did on my holiday

day three campsite

First night campsite

day one campsite

relaxation by the campfire

eucalypt

on the road

country roads

velvety horse ears

expert driver by now

on the road again

Plod plod plodding along

day three

Penny smiles

Hellooo, got any carrots?

examining each other

nose wrinkle

Big drink after a day's work

slow travel

Full set of photos here. Horse and wagon booked from these folk.

38 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Wow. LOOK at that wagon -- that's fantastic. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous Suse. It looks like the perfect holiday!

Tania said...

My idea of perfection. Shall be quizzing you further if I don't book before that.

PS. Girl With a Pearl Earring = TOPS!

sewjourn said...

Looks heavenly! And great photos as always. Hoping you feel very relaxed.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Oh , how perfect !

Debbie said...

What a great way to spend a few days.

rachel said...

Can this be real? Oh, it is? Lucky, lucky you.....

The Elephant's Child said...

That looks sooo hard to take. Jealous mutterings are heard.

fiveandtwo said...

Have shown the twins your photos and they're all for it. Have shown Mr5&2 your photos and he's...maybe. It could be Clare, Ally and I on the horse drawn holiday.
Great photos. Was the Mister wearing a hand-knitted-by-you jumper? Enjoyed the pic. of the dog gnawing on a bone, and campfire photos.

Mrs Jones said...

This just looks so idyllic. And that horse has such kind eyes...

Annie said...

Now that looks like my kind of holiday, sooooooooo envious! Super pics :D

driftwood said...

oh my xoxo

Penelope said...

Wow, so beautifully slow, you must feel so relaxed and whole again. Love all your photos xox

The List Writer said...

What a COOL holiday! I want to move to Australia and potter around in a horse-drawn caravan now.

blackbird said...

That looks like a very sweet caravan.
I think the only thing I ever liked about camping was sitting around the fire. Looks like a fair amount of that was done too.

Elizabeth said...

Very original holiday.
And look at your 'boys' around the fire, all very long-legged. They have grown!

Sarah said...

That looks as much fun as our narrowboat holiday. If I show this to my family, .....

Donna said...

That looks so amazing. My daughter and I just finished reading one of my childhood favorites, about a little girl who is half gypsy. One of the villagers makes her her own gypsy caravan and we'd be talking about how fantastic it would be to have one. You must have had a fantastic time!

freefalling said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos.
Love the one of the horse at the drinking hole.

tracy said...

Oh, wow.

Tricia said...

Wow. wow, wow! What a magical holiday. Great idea! I've bookmarked this in the hope that one day we'll try that holiday. Thanks for sharing.

herhimnbryn said...

Tick.
V.G.
Gold star.
An excellent report.
Did you take ginger beer, cherry cake and potted meat sandwiches?

Famous five eat your heart out!

ps. Did you manage to sleep 3 boys and two adults in that caravan?

Suse said...

Three boys, two adults and one enormous dog! The caravan sleeps five - some of the beds fold down to become chairs and table during the day just like in a conventional caravan.

It was a bit squishy with the dog though, I must admit.

ps. no potted meat, but yes to the ginger beer and [fruit] cake.

flowerpress said...

Wow, too cool. I want a go!!

herhimnbryn said...

Wow! Sounds like good fun. I wonder at the hores pulling you all along though! Did some of you follow by car?

herhimnbryn said...

That would be horse!

Suse said...

Nope. She's a proper working Clydesdale. The van weighs a ton and a half apparently, and the horses are fine with that. We had to stop for rest, feed and water every hour though. It really is slow travel.

And she eats like a horse!

(Apparently these are some of the last working clydesdales in Australia that do real work. The CUB clydesdales who need 4 of them to pull a very light open beer wagon are just decorative apparently).

(We are total clydesdale experts now ;)

herhimnbryn said...

Thanks for that.

Lynn said...

Hey! Next time you could just come here and borrow an Amish buggy. I could make your coffee in a real nice little press pot with a chic sweater/jumper. And if you need to see Clydesdales, I'll take you to the beer company Clydesdale farm down the road. Deal?

Ceels said...

Oh gosh, so much want.

Thanks for the beautiful photos and inspiration.

Lynne said...

Oh my. Did you feel like travelling gypsies?

What a wonderful, novel way to spend the holidays.

embracingitall said...

What a lovely holiday. We looked in to doing this a few years ago, but never got around to doing it. One day. My girls would lose their minds! So nice to see a bit of green up that way. It can be such a dry area. Jacinta

backlanenotebook said...

I have holiday envy...it sounded and looked sublime.

willowcaroline said...

How absolutely fabulous! I am so jealous. What a wonderful vacation idea!

Jo Windmill said...

How wonderful! I love the green cobblestone snuck in there!
This has been on my Spring holiday to-do list for years!! It is great to see the older kids are still so into it!

The Coffee Lady said...

Wow. Your holiday looks like a catalogue shoot.

MulticoloredPieces said...

How cool is that wagon? Who hasn't dreamed of a gypsy's life?
best, nadia

suez said...

What lovely photos to find on your blog. My mum used to live in Rheola and I am sure I recognize the roads. It does look like they have had rain. What a perfect holiday

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

Fantastic, amazing!