So in a very spur of the moment decision, our friends Steve and Cari convinced us to go camping last weekend. We had no idea where we were going, just that we needed to rent a tent and a car.
Me and Geoff are not really campers as such, although Geoff has many, many stories to tell about Radford Year 9 camp to the Blue Mountains in Australia. I only camped out in a tent a couple of times, once in Intermediate School which was at a lake about 15 minutes out of Whanganui, and where we were disciplined for talking too much overnight. And again, at the turn of the millennium at a campground in Taupo where I pretty much gave up and slept in the car for a few hours after stumbling home from the pub.
Strangely though, we both own quite decent sleeping bags (a hang up from our backpacker days around Europe, in which we stayed in cabins or hostels the entire time).
Luckily Steve and Cari are hardcore, back-country campers so they had pretty everything anyone would ever need to camp, and really this was camping-lite.
We drove up on Saturday morning, after getting our coffee and donut fix, and borrowing some pillows from Cari because of course we had forgotten ours!
Thanks to the GPS we also managed to take a brief detour to a Canadian Tire carpark, I confused a bunch of horses for cows and everyone had a good laugh at me confusing left and right constantly.
After lunch we took a walk to the waterfall, with a spot of fishing on the way. It was a really lovely day, nice and warm, but not too hot and the scenery was spectacular as per usual in BC.
Here are a few images from our trip to the waterfall at Golden Ears Provincial Park – hope you enjoy!
Carl Zeiss Jena 500mm
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