With our busy lives we don’t always have the chance to go for a long camp, no matter how much we would love to! Last weekend was one of those times, so we decided to go for a camp overnight at the Russell river, just down the road from our place,
Scott and the children walked and rode down as I drove down with all our gear. Elki arrived first, his confidence on his bike ever increasing. Shortly after I took this photo he decided it would be an awesome idea to ride into the river on his bike, stripped down to the bare minimum 🙂
We always encourage the children to be involved in setting up camp, Elki enjoys hammering in the tent pegs,
and Anusha is very eager to learn and help out too.
She wanted to get the tent poles ready all by herself,
and then helped Scott with lighting our campfire.
Laska got comfortable on his blanket, observing the activity.
Then our little camp was all set for the night,
and it was time to chill by the fire,
before heading off for some rock hopping,
In the morning we woke to an enveloping mist.
Upstream Russell river meandering down from the mountains,
and downstream winding into the mist to eventually meet the Huon river.
Reflections shimmer on the water’s surface,
and spider webs on the rocky shore sparkle in the morning light.
I join Anusha for an early ride,
then we head down to the water.
Anusha finds a special piece of driftwood and discovers ‘water drawing’, much to Elki and her excitement.
A last photo before we get ready to leave our brief but peaceful and energising camp 🙂 I hope your weekend was an energising one too x