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Camping at Coolendel

The highlight of my 2013 xmas/ny break was definitely camping at  Coolendel. I've been to many camps as a kid but always in cabins. This time, instead of sleeping in cabins, we had to assemble our own tent, cook meat that was packed in our esky on a portable stove and... watch others enjoy their campfires (one thing we forgot were chairs, plus it was too cumbersome to start a fire just for two people). Maybe next time when we go with a group.

I've always wanted to do this and it was so much fun! The drive to the camp site was treacherous (my poor little Mazda 2) though the beautiful scenery and lake where we swam and went canoeing in made up for it, as well as seeing a wild wombat and wallaby.

camping coolendel nsw australia
camping coolendel nsw australia

camping coolendel nsw australia

camping coolendel nsw australia


camping coolendel nsw australia
The view of the lake on our bushwalk
Obligatory I-was-here tourist photo



Getting in touch with the Australian bush - and the sound of cicadas ringing in our ears



camping coolendel nsw australia
Peacocks welcoming us at the camp site

camping coolendel nsw australia
This is not our tent. Our humble little tent did not compare to the pro set-ups the other campers had.
Maybe one day!

9 comments:

  1. I love camping! is a feeling that I can't describe. and I describe a lot in my life, but this thing... is heaven. is pure happiness without superficial stuff or something that we don't really need.
    these shots are insanely good! I like all the colors. they're so striking.
    although, my chosen ones are the view for lake and the beautiful peacock running wild :-)
    beautiful, Hanna.

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    1. I can relate :) happiness and being content with the simple things in life and enjoying what nature has to offer.
      Thanks for your kind words, Diogo.

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    2. My pleasure Hanna. awesome blog that I'm already following :-)

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  2. What a magical place! xx

    http://reallyliteral.blogspot.ca/

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  3. if i have to say, your pictures are making this special place extra beautiful.
    late but better than never, HNY Hanna!
    always a pleasure to go through your photographs^

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    1. Aw, thank you. It could also be the camera and film that helps hehe
      Happy new year to you too, Jun :)

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  4. I have to say that i almost was born inside a tent ahaha -my parents took e camping since i was two months old and i spent all my holidays until i was 25 or so camping :D
    i will always feel grateful for my parents to take us on such adventures and i had so much fun always :)
    Love your pictures!

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    1. oh wow! you must have so many fond childhood memories from camping~ and you must be a pro! haha it was really nice seeing so many families with young kids at the camp site. i thought how their camping trip will become fond memories later on when they become adults - i guess that's what your parents thought too. lucky you sara :) i'd love to go camping when i have my own family.

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