Camping in the rain at Mollymook, NSW
Step one: Purchase marquee-sized tent online.
Step two: Book pet-friendly campsite.
Step three: Travel to Mollymook. Erect enormous tent. Attempt to manage hyperactive, free-range pets.
This is the summary of our weekend camping trip to Mollymook, with the exception of all the fun bits; the BBQ’ed breakfasts cooked by our early-rising friends, the daytrips to neighbouring townships and the general camaraderie off being collectively damp, muddy and cold.
Camping is heaps of fun. I don’t mind trekking to the bathroom, showering with thongs on or sleeping on an airbed. I love the abundance of fresh air, the fact you can hear the outside world when you’re ‘inside’ and how cold it gets at night (provided you are in a very warm sleeping bag).
The downside was the sound of tent zips in the wee small hours of the morning. Zip. Ziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip. Ditto the sound of the Pacific Highway. Also getting up to let the dogs out of the tent for a wee and then chasing them around in the darkness trying to get them to come back inside.
Still, I think there is something super healthy about getting a bit dirty, sleeping outside and hanging out with your mates for a few days. I know this won’t be the last time The World’s Biggest Non-Circus Tent comes out to play.
Do you like camping? Where are your favourite camping spots?