Monday, April 29, 2013

Road Trippin....

Mr B and I have just returned from a glorious three day camping trip to the opposite end of the state. We had a fabulous time - whilst the southern end of the state (where we live) was battered with wind and generally rather cold the northern end of the state (where we were camping) was slightly breezy, but lovely and warm.

On our first day we stopped at the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre as it has been on Mr B's list of must see places for quite some time. I really couldn't recommend it enough, we ended up spending the better part of 3 hours exploring and pushing buttons and pulling levers and learning about the history of not only the mine but the whole area.


Over 40 of the displays were interactive and you could even have a go at panning for gold!

We ended up arriving at our final destination, Port Sorell, quite late in the evening so we set up camp, cooked some burgers on the camp stove and made ourselves cosy.

The following morning we were up reasonably early and seeing as it was a beautiful sunny day we sat out in the sun and enjoyed our breakfast.

We then put in a very relaxing day fishing in some of the local hot spots.

This one was just up the road from where we were staying at Hawley Beach.

And this one was roughly 2 minutes walk from our camp site.

The pontoon you can see in this photo would have been a whole 30 seconds walk from where we were camping and we returned there later that night to partake in some night fishing!

The water was really rough and the wind was definitely stronger out there so the fishing was a bit tough, but it's all about the experience and getting out in the fresh air and relaxing anyway!

We put in a few hours that evening playing cards - Mr B thought it would be a great idea to teach me the game that him and the boys play on their lunch breaks, what he didn't know was that I'm a closet card shark and proceeded to squeal 'I WIN' every single time I won.....lucky he was a good sport about it and actually found my winning streak hilarious (if not slightly bewildering!)


That night we took some pre-cooked potatoes, sliced them horizontally 4-5 times roughly 3/4 way through and stuffed them with cheese and bacon. Then we wrapped them up in foil and put them in the fry pan on the camp stove for about 25-30 mins, flipping halfway through. Enter a spectacular baked potato filled with bacon and melted cheese.....oh my god, camping food heaven.

The next morning we had a bit of a sleep in before Mr B cooked us eggs and bacon for breakfast. After breakfast we enjoyed a coffee on the beach before beginning the drive home. Obviously we were in no hurry so we took our time travelling roads we had never been on before and in the process saw some amazing scenery.

Just after lunch we pulled into a town called Ross for a much needed cuppa and a biscuit. I love our little camp stove!

This is the thing I love about just packing the ute up and going camping for the weekend, you can just see a magic spot like this near a river, pull up, make a cuppa and soak it all in.

Lesson for the weekend - make sure Mr B has swallowed his biscuit before you take that romantic photo....

Mrs B xx

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