Last weekend our family finally got things sorted so we could go on a camping weekend.  We have been trying to go camping with some family friends for close to 2 years now!  The older the kids get the trickier it is to find a weekend where everyone is free from some sort of responsibility.  But we made it – and glad we did.

We had a bit of a rocky start though as Jess voiced a concern about the camping spot we had chosen.  1 hour before we were set to leave!  Pete had flown over the day before and though it didn’t look luscious (we have had a dry season this year) it didn’t look too bad and there were very few tourists.  But Jess had spoken to someone who said it was very crisp – and dusty – and brown.  So plan B.

Plan B was a site we had been to once before on the edge of the lake (Lake Argyle).  But Pete mentioned that as he flew over that part of the country the day before he vaguely saw fires out that way.  So we jumped on a fire watch website to confirm that was the case.  So plan C.

Home Valley riverside campsite.  This had been our original plan several weeks ago but we’d talked ourselves out of it as some of lot were working Friday / Saturday morning so we chose somewhere closer – but not to be.  So off we went – down the Gibb River Road to Home Valley Station.  I’m so glad we ended up here.  I hadn’t been there – and it was a great camping site – with a toilet/shower block (a bonus).

 

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