Spud is our loveable, family campervan. Spud already had his name when he was bought from the previous owners and we thought it suited the van perfectly!
Earlier this year, my mum and dad invested in a VW Campervan. For years they have wanted one to be able to drive somewhere for the day and have a hot cuppa with a scone while taking in some of Britain’s beautiful views. It also helps in that mum isn't one for staying in a tent, so this way it makes camping seem more like home.
When they aren't visiting me in the camper down in Cornwall, and when I come home from University we try to get out as much as possible, and enjoy the beauty of Yorkshire. With this, I will be documenting the different places along with a family image consisting of myself, mum, dad and Cassie our loveable doggy companion.
Our first documented family trip was to Dalby Forest in Thronten-le-dale, Yorkshire. ‘Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a 'Rigg and Dale' landscape whilst to the north the forest sits on the upland plateau.’
The weather was beautiful and hot, we started our trip at the far end of the forest situated near a lake where we started with a short 20-minute circular walk. Cassie loved the water and was keeping herself very occupied while I was focused on getting some interesting shots. We returned to the car had a drink and went on our way for an hours walk into the forest. This was a great opportunity to get some nice shots of the trees which lined the paths that wound their way around the forest. I looked closely for wildlife but there was none quite in the reach due to restriction with my lens, so I focused on looking at the mosses which were growing along the bankings which emitted some beautiful vibrant colours. These are things that are often overlooked in forest areas but something that should be noticed.
You will see I have uploaded two of the same image, however this is because I tried out some different crops and was unsure which I preferred. Please feel free to leave a comment on my 'Contact Page' to let me know which you preferred!
Please click on the images above for a bigger view of them!
This will be updated every weekend following the different trips we have been on.
Information found: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest