Club Blog Archive - 2013

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The Skye is alive

It’s almost difficult to comprehend the beauty and splendour of Skye Club Site. Situated on the gentle flowing shores of Loch Greshornish, the award-wining site is among one of the prettiest I’ve ever visited.

For my money there’s nothing better than waking up in the morning and enjoying the sound of trickling water lapping at the shore that is simply a mere stones throw from the campsite. A gentle stroll along the dog walk is certainly a must as it offers stunning views across the intertwined tapestry of rolling mountains and lush green countryside.

The shop on-site offers a wealthy array of camping treats and both Franchisees Nicky and David ensure a warm welcome is guaranteed for all. During my stay at the site, I had the pleasure of speaking to fellow members about their thoughts on the breathtaking view before them. Each one held the same opinion and it was one that matched my own. You’d have to travel a long way to find a better view to wake-up to each morning. I know that other sites offer great views but this is the best one I’ve camped at.

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Mark Round is Club Reporter for Camping and Caravanning. Mark has extensive experience working as a journalist having achieved Senior Reporter accreditation from the National Council for the Training of Journalists after completing the intensive National Certificate Examination while working as a newspaper reporter in the Midlands. He joined the Club to combine his passion for writing and his love for the great outdoors.

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Video shoots

Video shoot 1

One thing I’d love to be able to do more of on shoots, are behind the scenes videos. Unfortunately as we’re typically a fairly small team when we’re out and about, behind the scenes footage is a rare bonus.

We have though, managed to accumulate a few photos here and there, offering a peak behind the curtain. So I thought over the coming months I’d offer you a few blog posts detailing some of my favorite shoots from the last year.

So in no particular order my first choice is, drumroll…

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Stuart Almond is a Digital PR Executive for the Camping and Caravanning Club. He produces video content in house for the club and works within the Communications team to maintain and evolve the social media for the Club. Videos Stuart has produced for the club can be found at the Club’s You Tube Channel: youtube.com/TheFriendlyClub Out of working hours Stuart works on short films, feature films and web-based sketches. In 2010 Stuart was nominated for and won two Royal Television Society awards for comedy sketch show pilot ‘Best Friends That Love Each Other’

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The year’s first camping trip

Auto-Sleepers Gloucester

If you have a penchant for fine motoring allied with a slight tendency to jealously, may I respectfully suggest you move to another blog post now? Partly because if my first test of the year were a stick of rock it would have ‘Mercedes-Benz’ printed through it.

It began with the delivery of the fabulous Auto-Sleepers Gloucester motorhome, built on a Mercedes chassis. Suffice to say, if you’re looking for a well-specified vehicle that’s a joy to drive – and supremely comfortable to live in – you’ll be hard pushed to better the Gloucester. You can find out more in March’s issue of Camping & Caravanning.

Since it was still the school holidays, I enjoyed my daughter’s company on the trip down south. We spent a great evening on site, putting the Gloucester’s Avtex TV/DVD player through its paces with a five-series box set of The Big Bang Theory.

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Candy Evans is Test Editor for Camping & Caravanning. She took a less conventional path into magazine journalism via physics and a decade in computer consultancy, turning to caravanning and writing during a career break as a full-time mum. Her interests are wide and include the Club’s Archive – though she’s careful to wash her hands after checking 1919 editions of the Club’s magazine to avoid lurking traces of influenza.

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