Nearly one whole month ago we went away for the long weekend camping. It’s pretty luxurious sleeping in a bed in a camper trailer with a fairly dark canvas even though we had to set it up in the dark.
Fortunately once we got the trailer setup we were able to sit down and relax with a few drinks. Because we’d arrived late though, most people had done their drinking and were pretty much ready for bed except for one friend who didn’t want to miss out on anything and we tried escorting her to her tent a few times before I practically pushed her in there and told her to go to bed.
The next morning we had a leisurely breakfast and then got in the car to go and find some surf. We did find some surf indeed and some other creatures besides humans enjoyed it along with us.
I know I showed this photo in a previous post but it’s SO worth showing again.
Here’s some more that you didn’t see.
If the water hadn’t been so cold I would have loved to swim out to them but I was only able to go in, dive under a wave and get back out.
After a morning at the beach we came back to the campsite and put our chairs near the shoreline to sit and watch the scenery and practise the ukuleles. We ended up being the campfire entertainment for the two evenings we were there. I must practise our repertoire a bit more so I don’t have to get someone to hold up the sheet music and shine a light on it. But we were appreciated and I had a heap of fun doing it.
While we were practising near the beach a pelican swam closer and closer to us and got out the water and walked up the beach a little bit toward us. I said to The Surfer that he must have heard us playing and wanted to investigate. I’m sure that’s the reason why!
The great thing about camping in cooler weather is being able to have a campfire. In fact because there were so many of us we had two campfires amongst us. My son acquainted himself with the people sitting around the other campfire and even had some dessert they cooked using their camp ovens. Even though these people were part of our group, I didn’t know them but they didn’t seem to mind that he adopted them. I did talk to a couple of them the next day to thank them for feeding my son.
I even managed to get a couple of obligatory sunset photos.
On Sunday night we went to bed and not long after I had to make a dash for the toilet and for the rest of the night I had horrible stomach cramps. On the Monday I felt like I had a really really bad hangover, even though it wasn’t a hangover. Because I felt so woeful The Surfer had to pack up the camp pretty much by himself. I thought I might have had food poisoning but I think it was a virus. Unfortunately it wasn’t a 24 hour virus and it turned into bronchitis so I ended up being sick for two weeks. At least it didn’t happen until we were about to leave and up until I got sick I had a really good time.