Gordon Country Trip.


Sunday 22nd Dec 2013

Got up at 5 am and started to get organized to head off.

My daughter gave us a ring to say they were heading on down to Aratula, this is where we are all meeting. Kay and Mark have decided to bring their camper and set it up so we are all together, then they go home for 2 days work and come back. We can watch the camper for them.

Okay, Kay and Mark arrived early so they came on thru to the Gordon Country which was great, they got to drive around and picked out the best spots, we all love the same thing as far as camping goes, they did well, we have a very quiet, some shade, by the river, not much of a flow, but there is water, lots of birds, so we are happy little photographers. 🙂

Once we were all set up and had a quick chat, Kay and Mark headed off home.

We got about having lunch, sorted out where everything is to be and it got very hot, about 38 degrees.

When it cooled down we went for fire wood, etc and just relaxed the rest of the afternoon.

Had tea once it cooled down, had a wee fire as it cooled off very quickly, amazing one minute you are sweating the next its cool, but very pleasant.

Had a great night sleep, everything wide open and there was a good breeze all night.

Home on Camping

This is the set up for the next two weeks.

Inside awning

Inside of the awning and our living area.

Nice big sites

Nice big sites and well away from each other.

Our backyard

Looking out at the view and this is our back yard for two weeks 🙂

Veiw of Cub's other side

Other side of the cub camper.


Lake MacDonald Scout Camping.

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.

Don-having-fun-towing-the-Kayak.  Having fun in the rubber duck.DSCF1497  Our friends in their KayakDSCF2056  Some of the Camper trailer group  IMG_5310 Our set upEntrance to the scout camp ground The entrance into the parkIMG_5346 Nicely lite up with LED lightsLake-MacDonald Taking in the view Last-light Evening sun settingour-landing-spot. Our LandingPainting-with-light,-for-those-that-asked.-Star-trails. Star trails and painting the trees with light from torchThe-area-is-bigger-than-this. View from the entrance, more area on the right of this photo, is where we were all camped.