Monday 2 January 2012

camping | first adventure of 2012

Evere since we had our first camping adventure in 2010, we've decided that we love it. We didn't manage to go as often as we wanted to in 2011, but in 2012 we are already making plans for regular adventures.

Because we've been camping before I didn't take too many photos, because I just wanted to enjoy the trip.

Although I did have to take photos of Steve fixing the kitchen - we discovered that the pipe between the element at the top, and the gas bottle connection had a blockage, at 4pm, just when everyone was whinging that they were hungry. And we didn't have any tools. Or the spare hotplate that we usually carry.

Like most little kids, Riley is just as happy with a bucket of water as the latest gadgets.

Even camping.

A teenager in the making.

Natalie enjoyed exploring.

Some friends joined us for our second night (NYE). They have kids about Chloe and Douglas' age.

Douglas found a cicada, drying out after shedding it's skin.

And we had some sparkler fun. The kids were in the wrong order (it says 2102), and a little over-enthusiastic (while it took me four packets of sparklers to remember to change the setting to Aperture!), but I love it!

And I woke up to this view on New Year's Day, which reminds me why I've never been enthusiastic about camping before. But we were packing up to go home after a fun couple of days, so I got over the scare pretty quickly. And we're planning to go back to the same spot again, because it was great for the kids, and quiet - only three other tents at the site we were at for NYE.

How was your New Year's Eve?


  1. It always takes me aback when I see those of you in the southern hemisphere in shorts in our "winter". It looks like a wonderfully relaxing way to kick off 2012.

  2. Oh, Cate, I love seeing these photos of your family camping trip. Camping is such a great time for friends and family. Here's wishing you many more camping trips in the new year!


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