On Saturday we decided to take one of our new VW campers to the beach to soak up the sun and enjoy the amazing weather that we’re just not used to in Ireland.
Just at closing time on Saturday (which is 3 o’clock) we took off. It’s just under 2 hours from our premises in Dromore to Benone beach, meaning a quick stop on the picnic area for lunch was necessary. Lunch had been already packed and into the compressor fridge before we left.
The drive was very comfortable in the nappa leather seats, listening to the radio as we cruised down the motorway. All fueled up before we left we soon found how economical the 2.0L Diesel engine was, averaging 40mpg the whole journey.
There's a few different picnic areas on route to the beach so it wasn't a problem finding somewhere to stop. Bringing fold out camping chairs is essential for lying out in that sunny weather. Easy to fold up and pack away in the spacious boot of the T6 camper. Quickly we packed them away and travelled up the Glenshane pass and on to Benone.
The Volkswagen easily drove through the sand and even parts where there was some water until we pulled up, took out the removable dining table from the sliding door and took the chairs out to have a sit down and enjoy the sun. There was a nice breeze coming off the sea so we decided to take a walk down towards Mussenden temple.
A beautiful beach and a lovely backdrop to photograph our demonstrator. As it was just a day trip we didn't bother booking into a campsite though we did make a quick stop to see some family who were staying in the Golden Sands Caravan Park. It was early yet and there was loads of time to turn on the hob and make a cup of tea with the family before heading off. They loved the TCC, loving the fact that they could use it as both a people carrier and a camper!
On the way back through Dungiven a stop was made at Benbradagh mountain, which gives you a great view across the county once you get to the top. During the summer days you can often find people paragliding off the mountain.You can also park at the top and walk to the peak which is not just a great walk, but gives an even better look at our amazing country side.