1962 & 1963.
The blog has now arrived in the 1960's. Some people say "if you can remember the 60's then you weren't there!" It was the time of the Beatles, free love, drugs and music festivals so I suppose what they meant was, if you can remember the 60's you were there, you just didn't enjoy them as much as some people did!
Well I was there and can remember the 60's so maybe I missed something?
While others might have been trying out new things and products, I was discovering the great outdoors, nature, birds (feathered) the countryside and generally having a very good time without doing any harm.
The weekends would see me and some friends heading off down the coast to Tetney Marshes for a spot of bird watching, fishing and camping. When I say camping, forget modern hi-tech tents and equipment. This was really basic seat of the pants camping, gathering wood for a fire, fetching water from a pump at the nearest houses and sleeping in small tents. It was not only impossible to stand up in our tent but very difficult to sit up! They had to be small though as everything we brought for a weekend had to be carried on our bikes.