We took the opportunity of the Labour Day long weekend to head off on a little camping getaway. This is our second trip in as many months and this time it seemed a little easier as many things were already organised and in boxes from our previous trip to the beach.
I must confess, our camping at the moment is definitely not in the Roughing It category. We enjoy hot showers, running water and even power! - But it's still lacking enough luxuries from home to be classified as 'camping' in my book! For now, anyway.
We chose not to travel too far..just over an hour from home, to a historic goldfields town in central Victoria. The park we stayed at adjoined three lakes.
...although swimming wasn't allowed because of the recent flood damage. The small people had to satisfy themselves with the pool in the park which seemed to hit the spot for them...
A short walk into town revealed an enticing chocolatier cafe. Of course we had to stop to sample some of their treats!
There was good coffee to be had too - camping doesn't always mean going without ;)
Hubby relaxed by the lake with a line and hook, the girls by his side.
I siezed the opportunity and stole some moments to relax with my latest crochet project - a twisty-turny scarf, or at least that's what I hope it will be.
Below is our current camp set up. A 3 room pop up tent and a gazebo to keep the rain off us while we sit or cook outside. That's hubby in there now cooking breaky for us all. We were lucky with the weather, it was warm for most of the weekend, with only a little rain on Sunday. We kept dry. And warm.
Another walk into town led us to the local museum which had an interesting array of artefacts from the goldrush days.
And always one to scout out new campsites, a short drive led us into the regional park to a serene spot by a small creek.
Now this looks like heaven! Maybe someday we will in fact Rough It.
Slatey Creek Campground 1 - Creswick Regional Park