Days 9-13 : On the road at last
Warm sunshine and a fresh breeze welcomed us to the campsite at Aldridge Hill, which is about as cut-off from civilisation as it's possible to be in Hampshire. The New Forest delivered the promised horses, donkey and cattle wandering about in the road and the campsite, much to the children's excitement. The campsite is wedged between the forest and a tiny river winding its way through the countryside. The place is busy which is not surprising for mid-summer, but then it has no facilities what-so-ever apart from water and a place to dispose of chemical toilet waste. We're now running off batteries and gas for 3 days, with a tiny bit of solar for charging phones etc. It's all very exciting.