Camping Glory

I smell, I’m tired, I’m quite badly sunburned (naughty, naughty, I know), and I could quite possibly be in bed before 8pm. We’ve been away with friends since Friday afternoon and it has been glorious fun. Riley had his sixth birthday up there – more on that later – but just look at the countryside. We went to the same place as where we went bush camping last time, but the difference in this case is I got photos! Decent ones!

camper trailer

We hired a camper trailer this time and it was well worth the money.


Riley having his birthday breakfast by the fire.





(You can see the edge of our camp city on the left hand side in the bottom photo.)

wombat hole

Wombat holes were all over the hillside. Didn’t see any though. Wildlife spottings: kangaroo, fox, cows, and an echinda.


Pretty purple thistle.


Evening necessity: a good fire.

More to come later, once I’ve washed and gotten myself sorted out.

I hope you all had a fine weekend! x

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  1. says

    Oh man, what nostalgia! My family took me camping every long weekend since I was seven. And I mean EVERY long weekend – like it was my parent’s religon. In my teen years I hated it, but now my head is full of great memories and experiences. My favourite plce was Pebbly Beach on the NSW coast line. The name pretty much descibes the camp spot rather accurately. I’m going to have to take my son there when he’s older.
    This looks like a beautiful place to camp too. Very jealous you saw a fox, they’re one of my favourite animals (even if they’re a pest to farmers). You’ve taken some lovely photos too.
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    • Karen says

      I envy you Kirstie – my parents hated camping and we never went. The best we got was in our backyard – which was fun in its own way I must admit :)

      • says

        Backyard camping is always awesome, it was the best way to stay up all night talking and not have your parents telling you to be quiet and go to sleep every half hour after 10. I appreciated backyard camping more than real camping when I was a teenager.
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  2. B + M + L x 2 says

    What an awesome way for Riley to spend his birthday, it looks beautiful there (where is it exactly?). And what a fantastic idea to hire a camper trailer…

  3. alexa says

    looks like you had lot of fun out there :) wish i could spend a weekend with my family just like you did.
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