Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Setting up camp

If you read my overplanned camping list, you'll know that we take a lot of stuff when we go camping. Here's a photo to give you an idea!

We arrived at the campsite soon after 12pm, and after a short wait for the owner to let us in (the gate has a coded lock) we were told to pitch wherever we liked. I'm not keen on this strategy, I prefer allocated pitches, but we picked a spot next to reception and in sight of the loos and playground. Perfect.

Next step was to unload some junk before we could reach the tent! I retrieved the footprint groundsheet & pegged it out. This helps us decide how to position the tent to avoid slopes and bumps. Then, time to get the tent out. Hubs did battle with the poles and we soon had a tent-like structure.

When the outer tent is pitched, I can start to hook the inner "rooms" in. Once the carpet goes down, we start to feel more homely. We can get the electricity switched on and unpack the kitchen.

Next battle is with the beds, we both hate assembling campbeds, but the kids need to sleep on something! A few special accessories from home and they are happy.

It's time to crack open the first beer! We deserve it. Hang on, who are these cheeky visitors?!

They soon disappeared when the kids saw them! First meal was griddled steak, onion, and mushroom sarnies, yum yum.

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