Annie and Eugenie - Together at Last

It was to have been Easter 2020. Annie and Eugenie,  were booked to stay at Shingle Gully - Cessnock for 4 nights with my kids also staying. This period was on the cusp of the COVID19 lockdown. It was up in the air right up until 2 days before we were due to leave. Unfortunately the booking was cancelled by the campground owners. Due to changes in council policy since then, bookings at this campground are now limited to 2 nights only. Campers must pack up and leave, then return for another 2 nights should they wish to stay longer. Well that wasn't going to happen so I booked 4 nights at Bunyips for the Labour Day Long Weekend.

Shane was not keen to go, but was happy to tow Annie up and back whilst I towed Eugenie and also to help set up their annexes. This arrangement did not eventuate as Shane double booked the time which coincided with the laying of a new front lawn.

I was quite chuffed with my efforts in transporting the two vans and setting both up with annexes, shower tent, outdoor mats and of course gardens and fencing. 3 1/2 hours and it was done 👍.

I spent the first 2 nights in Eugenie and when my kidlets and grandmunchkin arrived for the next 2 nights, Claire and I bunked out in Annie. The ultimate Glamping Experience 😀

Brookes Nook

This was my 8th visit to Bunyips Camp. I have stayed on 3 of the 7 camp sites on offer . Brookes Nook was the only site available for the Long Weekend so I was keen to experience life on the other side of the dam for a change. There was plenty of room for both vans and 2 cars. I parked close to the entry point to the dam so Claire and Flo were free to swim whenever they felt like it. We also spent some time with the dogs in the creek that adjoins the neighbouring property.  It was a hot day and the creek was running clear cool water so the dogs had a good swim and  the local mosquitos and march flies had a good feed on our bare skin.😲😠 Note to self . . . . Remember to spray the Bushman's before attempting a bushwalk in summer.

There were plenty of other kids around so grandmunchkin was kept happy and occupied for the duration.  The only downside was the constant stream of campers walking straight through our campsite to get to the dam and amenities shed. They all had their own entry point to their campsites but this site was apparently "the shortcut". *sigh*

Now that's a stick !

Cooling off in the creek.

The Vintage Sisters