The fresh water is great for all sorts of activities like kayaking, swimming, sailing, water skiing and, of course, fishing.
My favourite camping spot would have to be Lake St Clair. It is located 30mins north of the Singleton Township in the Hunter Valley. Lake St Clair is very popular amongst Campers, Fishermen and Boaties. It is also based at the foot of the Mount Royal Range and can be popular with the Hikers and Bird Watchers. The freshwater lake has been stocked with Bass, Golden & Silver Perch by the local Fishing Clubs. The Campground has a Caretaker onsite with whom you can book your camping powered or unpowered sites. The fresh water is great for all sorts of activities like kayaking, swimming, sailing, water skiing and, of course, fishing.
I don’t really have a daily ritual when camping. We arrive at the camp site and set up our MDC Camper Trailer. My son likes to ride his bike or kayak the waters whilst my Husband and I are setting up. We normally arrive to sites late due to work commitments, so we like to cook dinner and catch up on the day’s events, watch the sun set and go to bed. We awake the next morning to the smell of Coffee, Bacon & Eggs. During the days we like to just enjoy the serenity of being away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We will swim, eat, play card games, eat, gather fire wood, eat, whip up a batch of scones, eat, go for a leisurely stroll around the lake and eat.
My favourite camping activity would have to be food and music. We like to experiment with all types of food and methods of cooking. We have gone from using 2 burner stoves, to camp ovens, to portable gas ovens and even a Weber! We try to steer clear of the boring old sausages on bread routine and try foods like Chicken schnitzels with all the trimmings, Roast Lamb in the Camp Oven, we have even cooked a birthday cake early in the morning to let cool and ice in the afternoon! We will also have playing in the background some classic country music like Slim Dusty and other Australian artists. The music blends in with the feel of our Camping adventures and helps us to realise what a great country we live in.
Camping to me means a way of getting out with the family and reconnecting without the distractions, allowing my mildly Autistic child to breathe the fresh air and use his build-up of energy on bike riding and kayaking. Also, teaching him that there is more to life than sitting in front of a TV or Computer.
My favourite go-to-piece of Camping Gear would defiantly be a fridge! Without a fridge you would have no cold bacon! The fridge is also the centre piece of any Camp Site. It stores your food to cook and nourish the soul. It keeps drinks cold for those hot summer weekends away. It keeps the chocolate cool for those midnight munchies.