Our quick little camping trip was a success despite a few minor hiccups. We arrived at about 5:30pm so it was already getting dark. Setting up camp took a whole 10 minuets, once the trailer was parked all we had to do was string up a tarp to stop us getting wet while getting in and out and that was it. That was the easy part. Starting a fire to cook dinner was more of a challenge. Firstly everything was damp because it had been raining all day. Secondly the chainsaw wouldn’t start. Doh. So we quickly ran around collecting as much smaller sticks and logs as we could find before it got too dark and started attempting to get wet wood to burn. Lets just say lots of petrol was involved LOL. We finally got something burning enough to cook our dinner. Some lovely men who were camping nearby heard us struggling to get the chainsaw started and generously came over to donate some of their dry kindling for us to use. I would have been helpful a little earlier but it was still a fantastic gesture and it meant we had dry wood to cook our breaky with in the morning which would have saved us a lot of time.
Anyway, the camper was super comfy and really warm. It worked perfectly (even Trigger loved snuggling up in there…he wasn’t a fan of the wet muddy ground. The poor pampered little thing). And it took a whole ten minuets to pack it all up again in the morning. Perfect.
Triggies had a ball running around after birds. He wasn’t keen on the dirty ground at first and had to wear his little puppy jacket because it was pretty darn cold. but he had a great time. We spent the next day doing a bit of 4WDing to find somewhere that Trent could do a bit of target practice with his new rifle. We nearly plummeted off the side of a gully and almost got stuck half way up a mountain but that all just adds to the excitement. We had lunch at Lake Eildon and despite the less than perfect weather, had a lovely time away. Now that we know that the trailer is safe and secure (and watertight) we can venture off a bit further and for longer next time we have some time off to ourselves. Hurrah.