In praise of wild camping – Moominpappa

Moominpappa roamed far and wide before settling down with Moominmama in Moominvalley. His adventurous spirit never left him though and in the book ‘Moominpappa at Sea‘ he sets off on a quest to find a lighthouse in the sea.

He was happy and wide-awake, and his hat was pushed right back.  Higher up on the beach he had built a tent of the sails and the oars, looking like a big, squatting animal

Moominpappa at Sea
By Tove Jansson
Moominpappa and his tent

The Moomin series were characters in a wonderful series of children’s novels (great for adults as well!) written by Finnish author Tove Jansson.

I’m extremely pleased to add Moominpappa to my list of quotes in praise of wild camping.

4 thoughts on “In praise of wild camping – Moominpappa

  1. What a lovely email with which to start my week! Thank you. And thank you too for all your information – my husband and I walked some of the Grand Union Canal this weekend, checking your posts before we started off. 🙂

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