We just returned home from a lovely week long camping trip to Arakoon National Park. It’s up the coast about 5 hours drive north of Sydney, in a town named South West Rocks.
I’d planned this a few months ago with our friend Elaine Pang. We booked adjoining campsites in the National Park campground and the plan was for our families to meet there on Saturday the 12th of April. For us, that’s the first day of a two week break between terms for Heather’s school. For Elaine’s family it’s the second week of their Easter school holidays as they live in another state (Queensland).
Anyway, that was the plan. Unfortunately, it didn’t end up that way. Their car’s clutch decided to burn out about half way along their 6 hour drive. They got stuck in Ballina and were lucky to get a campsite there while they waited for their car to get fixed. They finally arrived on Tuesday and we had a great time with them.
In the meantime, we set up our campsite…
There’s a lot more to tell to this story but it’s getting late so I’ll just post some photos and hopefully finish the story telling tomorrow.
Here are some highlights.
New tent and lots of other additions to our camping experience.
Lots of fun
a few days with rain, but then lovely weather
lots of kangaroos everywhere we went, especially all around our campsite
Lovely beaches and warm clear water we enjoyed swimming in
I took Heather and Brian fishing and Brian caught his first fish!
Heather fell out of a tree while climbing on her own. We took her to where the ambulances park in town and they thought she should go to the emergency room to get it examined. We did that and they took an x-ray and proclaimed it “not broken”! She was back to climbing trees the next day, so, all good.
I took about 1200 pictures and managed to choose 70 odd pics that do a good job of sharing our experiences. Here’s a slideshow below: