Over the Easter weekend we went for a family camping trip up the North east coast of Tasmania to the Bay of Fires. This was an eagerly awaited getaway for me and the whole family. We spent the first half with my parents, and then after they headed back to Adelaide, we stayed on for another few days.
We hadn’t been to the Bay of Fires before, I was blown away by the beautiful crystal clear seas, and one special bay after another. The children revelled in the sandy shores and rocky coastlines, and we were extremely lucky with the weather! We had a whole week of sunny days, pretty unusual for Tassie!
I feel completely at home when camping. Waking with the light and the sounds of birds to spend the day enjoying nature and each other’s company is bliss to me! And the children absolutely love it. I think our camping trips are so important for them, experiencing nature without the trappings and intrusions of regular day-to-day life, free from the pressures of society – for me it’s natural learning at it’s best!
The sand and sea called to the children and invited them to play,
we walked along ancient, rust coloured rocky coastlines,
and passed some time playing cards and enjoying camping life.
I soaked up the peaceful crashing waves, sparkling waters, and serene beachside forest as much as I could!
I think we all would have loved to stay much longer, and have started planning a year long journey around the mainland in two year’s time!
But now with my energy renewed I look forward to our coming months of homeschooling lessons and am excited about what is coming….