The best thing about camping is… sitting around the campfire!
This is us at 7am, frying up some bacon, eggs, onions and mushrooms on the fire, boiling up a billy of tea, and making toast on sticks, straight over the fire.
Our kids were in heaven.
There’s something very intoxicating about simple living. It’s nice to live without all of the unnecessary crap in our lives!
I also loved all the exploring we did.
We enjoyed bush walking in the glorious weather and climbing over rocks. It was so cool to notice things like, the different species of trees, all the native flowers, birds, bugs and tracks in the sand.
And to just be *quiet*… without the sounds of traffic… and be able to listen to the bird calls, insects, frogs and to sound of the wind in the trees.
We camped near a large rock, which was actually a small hill in the landscape.
This photo is looking up towards the top of the rock.
My husband and I were taking a romantic stroll, enjoying the sunset. I almost died just watching the rock change colour in the different light, sunrise, midday and sunset – it was so beautiful!
Making a fire is always enjoyable too. Gathering the firewood. Starting with a match. Making warmth and light for the evenings.
I loved the experience of being mindful of our surroundings. Showing respect for the area. Being careful not to make so much rubbish. Not to leave rubbish. Making sure we don’t impact the area in a negative way. It felt very right.
And again – we loved sitting around the campfire, playing the guitar, singing songs, telling stories, talking about our day, and looking up at the glittering stars!
It makes me so, so happy to see my kids SO HAPPY, joyful, excited, curious and so at ease with enjoying nature. I’m so pleased my husband and I have passed this on to them.
It’s a grand feeling indeed. And nothing can seem to compete with that.