Sunday, November 27, 2011

Beach camping in Ruby...

We were empty nesters this weekend so we decided to take Ruby to the beach and camp over night. Over the dunes we go...
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While the weather was overcast when we left town, it was nice and clear when we got to the beach...
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This is one of our favourite spots for a beach barbecue but this time we would stay over night.
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Hmmm, the skies are starting to look threatening...
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The tide was way out and it was fun to explore the rock pools which were covered in a green seaweed that looked like lettuce...
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This little crab was the only bit of wild life I saw...
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More dark clouds and the wind started to pick up... we could be in for a rough night!
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These are sea anemones and as a kid I used to love gently poking a stick into these creatures. They close up and squirt water!
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Seaweed salad...
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and my salad - much more palatable!
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Gus got the fire going but the wind was against us (that and the wood we bought with us was so hard to get going). We cooked an entree of sausages but by the time Gus went to cook the chops it had started to drizzle...
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So we resorted to the little gas cooker and pan fried the chops and potatoes.
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We snugged up inside Ruby's tent and ate dinner and talked the evening away.
We bought new Swag Bags for our bedding. They are so much better than having to make up a bed with sheets and doona up there - I nearly blow a valve trying to get everything tucked in!! Two zip together so you have one big pouch and they have cosy flannelette inside. Needless to say, we slept like logs, even with the tent flapping in the wind!
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Brekky this morning was toast on the grill...
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scrambled eggs and bacon for Gus...
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and eggs and bacon for me (a treat!)...
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More toast and a cup of coffee made from water boiled in the billy...
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We were all packed up by 10.30am and left only our footprints. We will be back again soon!
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Cheers - Joolz

4 comments:

  1. How fun! What a wonderful trip to the beach. And, all of that food looks yummy!

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  2. Let me guess No. 2 Rocks again ?

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  3. Joolz, I bet you all slept soooo soundly! It would be a bit of heaven I would think. Away from the hustle and bustle of your home. I love to camp. I love to cook outside and I hate to cook! But there is just something about food cooked outside. It just taste so good! I can imagine the sound of the ocean and the fresh air! LUCKY YOU!

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