Every year I organise a father & sons camping trip. Real camping with tents and no power. Mind you someone did describe our style as ‘glamping’ to me the other day (glamour camping) due to the fact that we have a camping wine rack, cheese & wine tasting, awesome coffee and the best food. We may rough it in a tent but we do not rough it in the food & beverage department.
This year marks year no. 8 in a row. It’s one of the highlights of the year for both dads and the boys. Special bonding time and a whole lotta fun. We fish, we laugh, we swim, we climb giant sandhills, we play beach sports, we tell stories, we toast marshmallows on an open fire and generally have a very wholesome time. Every year we have a ‘gadget of the year’ award. I thought I was sure fire winner this year with my new camping ute and boat (we caught decent fish for the first time) however I was outdone by a pair of $50 fluorescent lights. Lighting is always a problem – not any more.
We are creatures of habit and go the same spot every year. Yellow patch on the northern end of beautiful Moreton Island – a short ferry ride + 1hr 4WD drive from Brisbane. This year we had 8 dads and 14 boys – although the photo only shows 7 (one left early) – and every year it fluctuates between 6 – 12 dads. Very special time. Enjoy the photos!