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Queensland, Australia
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 =^..^=

19.02.11 Andrew Drynan ... Puppies Big Day Out

We decided it was about time the Puppies in our lives got to have a holiday as well.  Sort of a test run for behaviour, containment and various other criteria that Glenn deemed necessary.  And (thankfully), all Puppies passed the test.  Not necessarily with flying colours, but they weren't too much hassle ... except when the camp was approached by a stranger and they took our a corner pole on the awning.

It's just over an hour from home, 104.5 k's to be exact ... which incidentally is my favourite radio station's number.  The day promised to be hot and steamy ... and it was ... mostly.  As we headed to Beaudesert, the sky was covered in heavy looking, low lying, clouds. 
As we entered Beaudesert, it had already rained ... and we caught it on the way out.  An annoying, but thoroughly wetting rain, which was enough to turn on the wipers, but not heavy enough to wind up the windows.  I've taken my car to transport my critters and Glenn's puppy is with him in the ute, towing the CT.

So we arrived around 10am and set up home quickly.  We had to get into that creek you see.  Steamy and warm is not quite what we were thinking and definitely not what we were saying.
Then it was down to the creek in our swimmers clothes and fur coats.  Anything just to get cool!  A small snake darted for cover as we came closer to the shore line ... not sure what type it was, just glad it had enough sense to disappear before I came near it.
Running Creek
After our swim, it was back to camp to relax with cooler bodies and sodden fur or clothes.  Then back for another swim before the day was out.  This was the result!  One dog out for the count, another almost there, and ...
another puppy just happy to be out with it's parents and not wishing to miss anything.
So then it was time to think about dinner, so we got our own Iron Chef onto the job ...  Don't burn those lovely T-Bones will you?
Then the Ranger came around to take our overnight fee's.  I must add that they have gone up too.  A new sign has been added to the toilet block to be careful about camping under trees ... they drop their limbs ... but seeing as they are trees ... I'd say that's a given ... although some people don't have as much common sense as me.  I still don't understand why they won't allow you to bring your Camel! 

This is a photo of the rangers humble abode from our humble abode.
As usual, a few trains went by.  Swimmers came and went.  Campers drifted in through the afternoon to set up camp, prepared meals, swam in the creek and generally relax ... just like us.  It was still rather steamy and warm well into the night.  Don't worry we were keeping up our fluids! 

Next day dawned steamy and warmer than the day before.  We swam some more of course.  Then relaxed around home.  It got steamier and warmer as the day went on.  I'd bought some marine carpet (as directed by the Man of the CT), because I wanted to put something into the individual boxes that housed our goods.  No use hooting down bumpy, dirt roads ... or no roads at all for that matter ... and having things damaging and scuffing the metal boxes, or even becoming damaged themselves.  The carpet will be excellent in the pantry as well, as I can velcro bottles down so they won't roll around and break on those bad no roads.  I've been wanting to do this for ages.  The non-slip matting is rather useless on the stainless steel of the pantry and kitchen.  It was way too hot to be doing anything other than sitting down or swimming, so we measured the boxes up and will wait for a cooler day to do all the cutting.  Can't wait to save some paint from getting damaged and stop marks appearing ...

After another swim and some lunch, we decided to pack things up and head for home.  It was getting unbearably hot and horribly sticky.  I think we packed up in record time.  Glenn mentioned when we got home, that on the drive back, the car claimed the temperature to be 37C, but I'm sure it was much hotter!  I checked the temps at home ... 29C inside and 44C in the sun.  OUCH!  No hope of rain in the near future either!  Going to make for a very uncomfortable night.

Trip Kilometres: 210
Trip Duration: 48 hours


dragonsgirl said...

Sounds like you had a great time, love your updates. I am glad your babies did well so i guess they can go again.

Carolyn™ said...

Great blog the photos look so good on the black.

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