Monday, November 23, 2009

Bear Gully - A TJ Post

"That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest."
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

"God! my pubes are on fire!"
Steve's friend Nemo (Bear Gully 1990)

Well I'm off to Bear Gully next week, for a whole week! Yippee! This is camping at its best. Mother nature, good friends and the freedom to swim at midnight or open a beer before breakfast.

I am a "baby boomer" (eat your heart out Kate Miller-Heidke). Late in the 1970's I was living in an extended urban commune when one of the girls said "can't you guys just take the kids away for a while?"

Thus started the "dads and kids camp".Things were pretty wild at first and we were lucky to bring the kids home more or less intact.

Bear Gully has evolved over the decades. Now we have grandkids, and the "kids" even bring their own beer.

On the Saturday night we do a sheep on a spit. There is a
concert after. Guitars and comedy and a camp fire. I love it!

Thank you Mother Nature!

- TJ (brother of Kate)


Anonymous said...

Will your clan be there this festive season? I am taking my 3-year-old daughter camping for the first time and it would be great to have company. Mirjana

Tim said...

Bear Gully gets super crowded during school holidays so we only go "off season". A friend of mine went there one Easter and couldn't find room to pitch his tent!It's free camping and you can't reserve a site in advance. Try booking a spot at Walkerville North caravan/camping park. It's just around the corner from B.G. Good luck and happy camping!

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