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Ted harks back to a swift lesson in bird watching

Hello! Ted and I hope everyone has had a lovely Easter. Do manufacturers make Easter eggs especially for furry friends? If not, maybe they are missing a trick.

We haven't been away over Easter as we all like a bit of peace and quiet, so the hustle and bustle of a Bank Holiday leaves us a bit perplexed. So we'll be looking for nice, open sites to enjoy this spring and summer, where we can amble along coastal paths to enjoy the sea air and also listen to the skylarks singing.

The main camping field was open and spacious, with a large, central area for children (and dogs) to play. As it was late summer, there were lots of swallows and swifts flying around, catching flies to eat. They were thoroughly enjoying themselves, squealing and darting around the field.

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Molly and Ted are travelling terriers - borders without borders who visit UK campsites in a motorhome. Chatty Molly offers tips for places to stay and shares some of her holiday capers.

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Coasting along in California

Hearst Castle was built by media mogul William Randolph Hearst

STEVE ADAMS is touring California in a motorhome for a feature that will appear in Camping & Caravanning magazine later this year. Here’s his latest report from the road.

As media moguls go, I’d take William Randolph Hearst over Rupert Murdoch any day of the week. The eccentric millionaire, often assumed to be the inspiration for Citizen Kane, was the only son of a wealthy family (gold rush money, as well as silver and other precious metals) and went on to run about 30 newspapers as well as have a finger in umpteen media pies, including film and TV.

He’s best known for creating Hearst Castle (he called it simply ‘The Ranch’), an incredible 165-room hilltop property set on 123 acres of land near San Simeon. The absurdly excessive ‘Enchanted Hill’ estate took decades to complete and was inspired by – and contains – an array of treasures seen (and in some case collected) by Hearst during his regular travels to Europe. It’s largely based on a Spanish cathedral, and every room – or certainly the ones we saw during our tour – brims with incredible art. The castle is also surrounded by incredible statues, villas, Roman baths and more, many with views across the hills to the coast.

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Golden days

The Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco's famous fog

STEVE ADAMS is touring California in a motorhome for a feature that will appear in Camping & Caravanning magazine later this year. Here’s his final report from the road.

Redwood trees are the tallest (300 feet and more) – as well as the oldest (2,000 years and more) – living things on the planet, and are a constant companion on a road trip near the California coast, thriving in the damp and foggy conditions that prevail through much of the year.

There are umpteen parks with the name ‘redwood’ in them dotted from California up to Oregon, and all offer the chance to get up close to the magnificent trees in dense forests that are as moody as they are beautiful.

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