Greetings! What a busy time we’ve had lately here in sunny Porlock Vale. Yes the weather has been improving and we’ve welcomed campers familiar and new to a host of events. The Somerset Stages Rally passed with a thrilling cacophony of squealing tyres and champagne corks have popped in celebration of the official launch of the Porlock Bay Oyster Company; we send our congratulations to the organisers who have pulled together this fantastic community initiative. Locally-grown oysters can now be found on the menus of many local pubs and restaurants and are for sale in various retailers, see the group’s website for more details: http://www.porlockbayoysters.co.uk. Porlock Bay oysters would make a very luxurious addition to your camping menu and are not only incredibly fresh, plucked from the sea only a mile hence, but are also quick and easy to cook (if you’re not brave enough to guzzle them raw..!).
We’ve welcomed back Claire Hill and co, who were kind enough to send us this photo of the campsite (so glad you enjoyed your stay Claire!). And we’ve come across a fantastic song, which features the infamous Porlock Hill. We love it’s catchy rhythm, we hope you do too..!
Looking ahead, on Sunday 29 May the camp site will be over-run with ducks - of the plastic variety! From 2-5pm, there’ll be much entertainment as our annual Duck Race takes place, with race-goers enjoying the challenge of, firstly, naming their ducks, and then urging them to victory in one of the ten races. Refreshments include a barbecue and licensed bar and this really is a fantastically fun event for the whole family. Come and have a quacking good time *groan, sorry* :)
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