Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Summer Camping Trip 2016

We lucked out on our camping trip this year. Gorgeous weather and a gorgeous location. The only downside was that our destination was on the West coast of Newfoundland which meant a 9 hour drive from home to be able to set up our tent. It was so worth it. And nine hours means a lot of knitting time...

Yes, D in Gibsons, this IS another sock! Sock tales coming soon...
We camped at Blow Me Down Provincial Park in Lark Harbour, NL and, let me tell you, it is worth the trip from wherever you are. The sites are nice and private (though there is just no way to avoid trailers with generators when you're tenting these days is there???), the outhouses very clean, and the same with the showers etc at the comfort station. And look at the beach in the day use area.

The waters were clear and cold but the boys managed to get in for a bit regardless. Youngest spent the most time in the water floating around and showing off his 'swimming' skills (he can't swim yet).

We spent every night in nearby Bottle Cove watching the sunset complete with a fire on the beach.

Naturally there was knitting at the beach too.

We did a lot of hiking on trails ranging from easy to moderate/difficult. We found this gorgeous waterfall at the end of an easy .5 kilometre walk in from the trail head. 

I knit on the rocks while the boys fished. It was heaven. That's 100% alpaca on a rock right there by the way.

Another easy route was from Bottle Cove beach and around to the point starting with this lovely boardwalk.

The campground from the highest hike in the park...

And no trip would be complete without a trip to the local restaurants. I can highly recommend the Captain Cook Eatery complete with unicorn ice cream.

A very successful camping trip all in all. 

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