Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Overnight camp at Wright's Bay ...

It was cold and drizzly on the weekend but we braved it and decided to go camping...
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First stop, to Robe and The Wild Mulberry Cafe for lunch.  Gus chose a chicken caesar salad and I had the Vietnamese chicken salad which had mint, coriander, bean shoots, crispy fried onions, chicken and dressing that was so tangy - yum!
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A bit further on from Robe, heading towards Kingston, is the turn off to Wright's Bay.  There is not a lot there, just a small bay and coastline...
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Lots of seaweed washed up along the shore...
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Overcast days do not make a beach look very pretty...
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Such a pity that lots of weed is washed ashore...
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The camp ground is just a large paddock, all unpowered sites...
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Coastal flowers ...
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The caretaker's humpy ...
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Our camp set up with tarp for wind protection and the dark blue change room/ensuite toilet...
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Our cosy bed - we have swag liner sleeping bags that zip together and this lovely snuggly red fleece rug (the Ruby rug).  The tent bed is slightly larger than a normal double bed so there's plenty of room.
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Salad ...
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Cheese and pear for nibbles...
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Potato fries with Moroccan seasoning...
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We cooked them on the barbecue grill with foil and kitchen paper so they didn't stick.  Did a good job.
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Steaks!
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Delicious dinner...
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 Got the billy on to fill hot water bottles for bedtime.  Gotta have warm tooties!
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Cheers - Joolz xx

17 comments:

  1. That looks great - you have an excellent setup! I think I could even enjoy camping like that! Actually I love going away when it's cold or bleak and rainy. Lovely photos. cheers Wendy

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    1. I do enjoy it. This little spot was great because we were on grass so no dirty shoes or sand in everything. It's nice to get away, otherwise we would have sat home watching the rain come down. Get out amongst it!

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  2. You all sure know how to camp. My husband would call those 'manly' size steaks!! The last time we camped at the beach my husband would not go for the glamping bit. Instead of the boring beige wind tarp, I tried for a vintage sheet look...no go. Maybe next time.
    blessings, jill

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    1. Ha, the steaks look bigger in the photo but they were quite big. One thing I can't stand is being blown around by the wind or getting wet so shelter is very important. We take everything we need to be comfortable (waaaaay too much stuff!!!) but that does make it enjoyable.

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  3. Hi Joolz! You certainly eat well while camping! Why not, eh?
    Love Pioneer Woman too, and I have her other cookbooks. I need this new one!
    Do you camp often? It looks like you know how to do it right! I have another blogger friend in Australia, and they are having their summer now. Very hot.
    XO Kris

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    1. Its hard for us to get away from our business (which thankfully is very busy). Weather is always a factor - I don't like the heat so unless we are beach camping, we don't do a lot in summer and of course, in winter its too cold and wet. That's why we make the most of an opportunity like this weekend.

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  4. Wow looks like you had a wonderful time and the food looks delish x

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  5. That's pretty posh camping there Joolz, not the rough and rugged stuff we do lol!

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  6. You'd laugh, Tania! I even take my Spode china mugs with me! Comfort makes Joolz a happy camper! :)

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  7. lovely oics,thankyou for sharing.xx

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  8. That Vietnamese chicken salad looks delicious. I can't wait to go camping as a family but I would like to start out at a powered camping site. The wind just drives me crazy and we use to loose electricity all the time on windy days in the house we rent now. You really know how to camp and you have made a fine dinner. Beautiful pictures of nature btw, textural landscapes...oh and the food. Drool:)

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  9. Robe is a lovely place. Love the pot billy barbecue setup! Luxury camping :)

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  10. Looks lovely. Your food always looks so good! Great way to go camping.

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  11. It's been too long since we camped at Wrights Bay, it is a gorgeous place, except maybe for the drop toilets. I went kayaking a few years ago and had a seal only metres away, freaked me out, but was magical. We 'glam' camp in our solar powered caravan, it only runs the lights, but we have gas for cooking and for the fridge :)

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  12. Joolz, I just visited your blog as I had seen your home made pasta a while back and wanted to have another look as my first attempt wasn't real wonderful. You are certainly well set up for camping. I have only been camping once in my life and obviously am not as adventurous as you are. LOL!

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  13. Nanna Chel, I wouldn't say we are adventurous but we do have a great set up. I dont like creepy crawlies, dust and flies so we are selective of our camp sites and venues. Because we love to cook and eat good food, I tend to take everything plus the kitchen sink but that makes me happy so thats what we do. Its just nice to get away sometimes and we are lucky to have a beautiful coastline close handy. Nothing like hearing the gentle swish of waves rolling in.

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  14. Looks like a great set up. I love camping, wish my husband liked it as much as me though.

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