Monday, 10 March 2008

Warm up bush camp with Nick and Dyo

Over the Labour Day long weekend we took a trip to Bunyip State Park with Swiss friends Nick and Dyo. This was a dry run for our trip and included a couple of tricky 4WD tracks through the park.

It was also a great way to spend the weekend with our Swissy friends who are shortly heading off to Buenos Aires on assignment, with plenty of bush tucker had around the fire on Saturday and Sunday night before heading home on Monday during a windy, hot, total fire ban, day off work!

Nick teaching us how to chop wood the Swiss way:

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Base camp:

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A friendly local in a WWII jeep:

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Nick's Suzuki leading the way:

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My Disco after a difficult climb up steep terrain called Western Track, both cars made it up no problem and it was beautiful forest at the top:

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And some happy campers at Seven Rock lookout - after searching for this place for nearly 5 hours (including the difficult 4WD Western Track) it was a welcome relief to see the wide open view of Gippsland and Westernport Bay from the top:

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Tomorrow is D-Day at work for me and Em so come back soon for some more stories of how we are getting on with our preparation!

1 comment:

+NicK+ said...

It is extremely important to chop wood in a correct and proper manner. Of course, do not forget to make a perfectly symmetric pile with the chopped logs :-) How fun is camping hey?