An Aussie and a Brit go camping!
Dwellingup Travel Blog› entry 13 of 16 › view all entries
Iâ€™d been in touch with Matt (Mat_UK) on TB and FB for a while now and was looking forward to meeting him at the first TB meet in
Iâ€™d only just returned from my trip to Hyden and Hopetoun so wasnâ€™t sure if I was able to get more time off, plus I was finishing up at my job in another 2 weeks so didnâ€™t want to push my luck or burn any bridges, but thanks to my 8 years of sales training I was able to use my charm and get a half day off on Friday, which was plenty of time to travel to Dwellingup (if my former bosses are reading this itâ€™s all lies! I never used my charm on you! Not once I promise)
I met up again with Matt again at the Moon and Sixpence after work on the Wednesday to fill him in on where I was going to take him.
I called my insurance company when I got home and by the next day my car window was fixed, so the camping trip was back on.
We arrived at Dwellingup about , picked up some more supplies from the local supermarket and headed out the National Park. This is one of my favourite places to camp. I used to come here all the time with my mates during the summer and always had a great time. With the water activities on the
I was hoping to set up camp in my usual spot, Nanga Mills, but due to the road being closed due to the rise of the Murray River, we settled for Yigarlli (I think that was the name) which was right at the end of the park. We set up camp pretty quickly (gotta love the dome tent), but from the last time I went camping here which was about 3 years ago, they used to have BBQ plates over the fire pits to cook on and thinking this was still the case I didnâ€™t bring a fry pan or a gas stove, jeez I canâ€™t remember everythingâ€¦I am only a girl after allâ€¦ha ha. Also there seemed to be no tent pegs in the bag, but luckily I had a quick thinking bloke with me who managed to find some make shift pegs to secure the tent to ground. Matt also came up with an idea on how we were going to cook. He made a tripod with the tent poles and a stick which we could hang the billy off and cook up the snags. Phew another disaster averted.
The night turned out to a really, really cold night so we spent it by the fire with a few cold beers