|Pines Camping Area, Watagan State Forest (October 2009)|
Hello! Come and join us around our (virtual) fire! It all started when we hired a camper trailer for a week in October 2008. As a result of that experience we decided a camper trailer wasn't for us - however we enjoyed the actual camping so much that we purchased our initial equipment in January 2009 (the day before heading off for 3 nights)! We still have much to learn about camping but are enthusiastic amateurs, keen to broaden our horizons (figuratively and literally/physically).
Our camping efforts were confined to the Watagan State Forest in 2009, just 50km from home so a manageable distance for our two-car convoy to lug all our "necessary" gear! Of course, the other benefit of being close to home was being able to nip back for a shower or to use a civilised loo when all seemed too rough - under the guise of "feeding the cats"!
Fortunately we won an eBay trailer auction in December 2009, which definitely broadened our camping horizons!
For a glimpse of our very first (3-night) trip, press "play" below:-