Our third trip to
Goudhurst in June 2009 was favoured with a fair sky after
the previous year's precipitation.
Our hosts, Dave and Margaret, were already there as they camp
out, tending the wood at various times throughout the year.
This piece of land was originally a hop field and Dave planted
the many trees himself helping it to become a beautiful haven
The first job on arrival was helping to cut back
the bushes for the vehicles access and erect a second awning
just in case! The bonfire was already alight waiting for the
kettle to sing its heart out as guests trickled in bearing
contributions for the picnic table and bar as well as their
instruments, chairs and tables.
The rose bay willow herb was
in full bloom and embellished the woodland's glory. We had
walks through the peace and tranquility of the trees down to
the stream. There was plenty to eat and drink and we even
found time for singing, music and friendly banter. It truly
is a magical place.