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Two Life Motto's: 1. It's All About The Journey 2. De Camino A La Verada - Do Not Stray From The Path.

Bush Camping ...

Bush Camping ...

I've created this blog mainly to let family and friends know where we have been "Bush Camping" of late as well as a permanent record for us. Sort of an online Scrapbook I guess.

We live in the South East Queensland region of Australia, so I am trying to camp in places that are, at most, 3 hours from Brisbane. Places you can visit on a quick weekend trip, over a long weekend period, or take a week or fortnight to explore. On occassion, we may venture much further afield (here's hoping) and show some other destinations we've managed to locate.

I've tried, where possible, to add links to important things. Such as websites for the places, towns, national parks, state forests, or places of interest. Please click those to take you away from my site, to theirs ... but don't forget to come back! I've added these so that you may get up to date information about these places.

If there is something that I haven't covered or that you can't locate information on ... Contact Me has been set up for you to send me an email. It's for comments or questions you may have about anything to do with the blog itself, my photo's, our camper trailer, or the destinations. Please don't hesitate to provide information on other places we can go, as we are always happy to visit another location.

You can also learn more about me and our camper trailer by visiting the Other Pages links.

Please Enjoy.
Tracey =^..^=

31.07.10 Peach Trees Campground

Months in the planning and then after a five month wait, it's finally the day we collect our new Aussie Swag camper trailer.  To say we were excited is a bit of an understatement. 

We really must recommend Aussie Swag Campers to everyone.  They put up with our phone calls and emails, and made the hand over very easy.  A fantastic family business!!  Thumbs Up from us.

This is our dream camper.  Swing out kitchen, comfy bed, canvas over our heads.  We love it.  There will be many places that we will visit over the years of using this camper that it will become a second home for us.

A first picture ... friendly salesman Scott in the background.

And then we hook it up and are off on our very first adventure!  We drove out of Brendale hardly believing that the camper was following us where ever we might go.  The plan is to head up the highway and out through Woodford.  We were worried that the Splendour In the Grass festival might see us snagged in traffic, but had no trouble at all.  The day started out beautifully clear, but was becoming overcast the further along the road we went.  It took us a few hours to make it past Kilcoy and up the range past to Peach Trees, which is in the Jimna State Forest.

A few people visiting the main campsite, which has loo's and cold showers.  4 Tonne load limit on entry bridge.  Kangaroo's hang around looking lazy.  Very green.  Skirted by Little Yabba Creek.  With quite a few people were already in residence and Glenn decided that we might head for the overflow camping ground to have a look.  Finding it empty, we decided that this would be tonights home, saving any embarrasing moments putting up our new CT for the first time.  Loo's only to be found here.  All camps have fire pits, but you will need to bring "milled timber" as scrounging onsite is illegal.  Very quite and back to nature 

Setting up the camper was easy and soon we were eating a late lunch and planning dinner.  Had a look around the area.  The creek is really overgrown.  Cows are in residence and wandering around leaving patties everywhere. 

Our Camper set up for the first time.

We ended up sharing our campground with another vehicle, but he stayed up the other end and as far as we could see, wasn't actually camping.  He must have slept in the car as their was no tent to be seen.  We wandered up his way following the creek, and he quickly closed all the car doors and boot and acted weird (well to us anyways).  He'd strung fishing line from a tall tree to another point on the fence.  We also thought this was weird.

There is nothing I love more than a campfire and being able to sit in front of it with a drink in hand, knowing that there is nothing to do but relax.  I was hoping to take some photos of the stars that night as there was no moon, but the minute I took out the camera, the sky clouded up again.  It sprinkled on and off through the night, which is helping to season the new canvas. 

We spent our first night under new smelling canvas, a little nervously.  We weren't sure what Weird Man was up to.  He could have been an axe wielding murderer for all we knew. 

Thank fully we made it through to the morning unscathed.  Weird Man left around 10am.  It was still a little overcast but not raining .  We relaxed around the camp for the morning, went for a walk nearer to lunch to check out where Weird Man had been.  Had a leisurely lunch and started to pack up.  We hitched the camper back on and headed back to Kilcoy for the leg home.  Decided to go past Lake Somerset and see what 98% looks like and get another photo of the boat ramp for a comparison.  What a difference a bit of rain can make.  You can see what I mean.

Lake Somerset at 30% 2004

Lake Somerset at 93% 2008

The rest of the drive home was uneventful and the camper followed us the whole way without comment.  Alas, now it's time to pack the camper away until the next adventure.  Let's discuss Reversing The Camper some other time shall we?

Trip Kilometres: 300
Trip Duration: 48 hours

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