Camping 201

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Getting the Beast
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Capt & copilot
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Molly digs the fire
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good day!
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the site
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set up complete
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busy bee
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hazy fire
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the chef
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good eats
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Molly chills
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Molly at the shore
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Molly poses
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Water Girl
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beached Whale
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campfire
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gorgeous
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glowing
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serenity
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Pals
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wow
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warm glow
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set up to chill
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best mallow roaster
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rain go away

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The trip has come to a close.  We spent 7 days exploring Ontario Provincial Parks and on the last two days we were headed for Sibbald Point near Sutton, ON.  As it happens, my sister has a place in Keswick and she offered to put us up and forego the campground.  Rudy jumped on the opportunity (just a little too eagerly I might add) and so we pulled into my sister’s driveway and parked the beast for our final two nights.

There is something to be said for a ‘real’ shower and toilet facility.  Relief.

After work, my sister and brother-in-law joined us for a BBQ dinner.  Luckily we had some provisions in the RV and were able to cobble together some cheeseburgers and coleslaw.  Even that was a welcome break from the rigours of camping.  Everything is a process that takes time and patience and a bit or organization.

Here are some thoughts from the week at large:

Disruptors:  There are a few things that we can reflect on that were disruptive.  In no particular order

  1. constipation – don’t underestimate the power of routine and familiar settings to deregulate the most regular; next time I will be armed with provisions (Senna Tea is my go to remedy) to deal with this nasty inconvenience
  2. wifi – while some campgrounds may offer this service, we were not so lucky and as a result got the dreaded notice/text from our service provider to let us know we were reaching our peak usage.  Seriously???
  3. rain – I can never live in Vancouver.  Being wet is one thing.  Everything you own (and then some) getting soaked is NO fun.
  4. laundry – admittedly I am the queen of the laundromat and take pride in my washing, drying and folding! there is nothing worse than needing a good laundry moment and not having the loonies and quarters required to operate the machines; note to self:  pack a roll of change

All in all a great trip.  We visited some of the most scenic spots including Craigleith (our least favourite), Inverhuron (our favourite of the bunch), Point Farms (great because we had a surprise visitor!!), Earl Rowe, Balsam Lake (make sure you book the sites on the water!) and finally Lake Drive in Keswick (not really a camp out, but fabulous none the less) …. We did make use of our reservation at Sibbald Point to handle the pump out (aka Shitter’s Full!).

I think we are prepared to try camping again some time …. now we have the know-how and the gear.

4 thoughts on “Camping 201

  1. zoe parchem

    Love the pictures. Camping is like boating you have to be prepared for every little thing.
    Next time think of when you used to go to Wilson and pack the boat.
    No difference almost same size. It is nice to see a different spot once in awhile..
    Enjoy your future camping

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