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30 March 2013 @ 09:46 pm
Finally. I'd been looking forward to this for so long, and it didn't disappoint. Just getting out of the city was enough by itself; catching up with friends was the cherry on the cake. I only stayed the one night - could easily have stayed longer, but wasn't sure if I'd adapt to sleeping basically on the ground, and hadn't organised anyone to feed the cats so I took off at midday yesterday, and was back by late afternoon today, just enough daylight still to wash the bird poo off my car.

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See that tent? Yes, that was my accommodation last night. And my friend in the foreground, getting her lunch ready. She and her husband have a tricked-out Toyota Hilux with a custom-built tray and camping trailer - almost all the comforts of home. They're serious campers, whereas I'm a dilettante in the camping world.

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From another angle - showing the back end of my friends' trailer, and also another van in our 'wagon circle'. More friends. There were two other couples as well whose vans were tucked behind these - my little tent was very much the poor relation!

The verdict? I'll do it again. Even with the rain it was still a great little break and definitely worth repeating.
Current Mood: tiredtired
byslantedlight: BD Asleep (adapted from orig icon by Sunbyslantedlight on March 30th, 2013 11:56 am (UTC)
I've got to say, your tent-camping looks much more like camping as I've always known it, than living in a giant car/van/caravan with all the luxuries of home does!

I went camping a couple of years ago for the first-time-for-years-if-ever-really, and I really liked it too. I immediately determined to go camping lots and lots... and then it didn't happen. Waaah!

Mind you, it is a bit chilly for that just now - it's been snowing off and on all morning (interspersed with sunshine), and this time it's actually covered the ground with white, so... I shall camp vicariously!
miwahni: Random Darwin sunsetmiwahni on March 30th, 2013 12:11 pm (UTC)
What a shame your camping hasn't happened - yet! Here's to pleasant summers and weekends outdoors, when the snow finally stops.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] FANTASTICdraycevixen on March 30th, 2013 02:22 pm (UTC)

I'm so glad to hear you had a good time after how much you were enjoying anticipating going.
miwahni: Random Darwin sunsetmiwahni on March 31st, 2013 04:37 am (UTC)
Thank you, it lived up to my expectations. :-)