Well we made it to the coast, even if it was only for a couple of nights!
The kids were dying to see how the new anix looked and a big thanks to my parents who built it. Have I mentioned I have the coolest folks?! Our old canvas anix had holes, mould, crappy concrete floor, zippers that didn’t work and when it rained the floodwaters would end up inside! Yes, we have gone up in the world of camping!
Lucky for us we had beautiful weather and fresh fish given to us on arrival which became dinner. Had to get the standard bonfire going for the kids and it came in handy for cooking the fish too. Bloody beautiful!
One morning we went for a walk to the shops for a paper and let the kids play at the park and we walked back via the beach. Had to laugh at a bloke, no doubt passed out on the beach – we hoped he wasn’t dead – but seeing as the pub was just across the road figured he was sleeping it off. Hope he didn’t get too burnt! He had the beach to himself, too much seaweed there!
If you want to read about Hopetoun its in a book called Hopetoun Wives by Fran Cusworth.