October 4th Friday
We were already to head off as soon as Don got home from work. Headed of to Cooroora Scout camp on the shores of Lake MacDonald. It was a gathering of the Australian Campertrailer.org group, were very excited about getting out in the camper again and a bonus to put some faces to some of the people on the forum that I chat and leave comments to. Friends of mine were already there, we got to the camp before dark, set up the trailer and settled in for a cuppa with Kate & Chris. Then wondered around and introduced ourselves to the ones that were close, sorted tea out and settled in for a good nights sleep.
October 5th Saturday – October 7th Monday.
Woke to a lovely fine day on this morning and got to meet all the other campers from the trailer group over morning tea, lovely bunch. The area of the camping is nice and big, lovely clean toilets and showers, place is a bit run down but cant fault it as far as cleanliness. Lake was a love spot to cool down as the weather was pretty warm. Spent time on the Lake, went for bush walk, sat around the camp fire in the evenings, just really relaxed. We were here until the Monday, it was the Queens birthday weekend.
Having fun in the rubber duck. Our friends in their Kayak Some of the Camper trailer group Our set up The entrance into the park Nicely lite up with LED lights Taking in the view Evening sun setting Our Landing Star trails and painting the trees with light from torch View from the entrance, more area on the right of this photo, is where we were all camped.
Friday 9 th August
We headed off for 3 nights to Charlie Moorelands camping in the Imbil National Park for some rest-bite. Got here and set out the Cub Drover, put the annex up in the dark, so did well, got a fire going and ate tea by the fire, was so nice, it was very cold, but what a clear sky, the milky way was magnificent.
Saturday 10 th – 12 th August
I awoke very early as I do and got up, put the kettle on and got the fire pit going again, nothing better than a big fire, hot cuppa in the first morning light listening to the birds and their songs, I had my NZ ski gear on, don’t laugh, it was very cold.
Lovely river running through the bottom of the park, it has lots of damage from the last floods, but this swimming hole the kids were having a great time. I am cooking roast veggies for tea on my new Express oven, worked real well, I was impressed, wait to see how well it does my Gluten Free muffins, then I will really smile if it works. Getting kindling ready for morning fire and wood for tonight’s fire. Nomad Drover relaxing. Nomad Drover stocking fire. My efforts of the morning fire to keep warm with my cuppa. Sun hadn’t got up yet. These photos show the activity over the 3 days, very big sites to camp on, mind you it wasn’t peak season so may be a different story then, one would need to check. The Cub did well, was our first time away in it and we did well with it, lots of room inside so we will have many more great camping trips with it.
Facilities are few, T – $ – S – FP