Tuesday, 22 November 2016

A Life of Luxury



 
the bearded one and his camper van


Things are warming up – 31 degrees this morning.  We went down to the doggy beach at Sirius Cove and Buddy and I both paddled in the shallows.  Buddy’s legs are so short it only takes a very small wave to swamp him.

This weekend we are driving down the coast to Seven Mile Beach at Gerroa.  As the name suggests it is seven miles of dog friendly beach.  There are some nice country towns to explore in the area and a very nice vineyard at Crooked River.

Paul contacted the holiday park at Gerroa.  They were fully booked apart from the honeymoon chalet with spa or some riverside camping sites.  No contest in my mind, a choice between an air-conditioned chalet with double bed, shower, spa, etc. or sleeping in the back of the bearded one’s VW Camper Van?

Sadly the honeymoon chalet does not allow dogs so the VW Camper Van it is.  Paul and I get to sleep in the camper van with the surf boards while Sarah will cuddle up to Buddy in a tent. (The bearded one will be away in Melbourne on business.) Crocodiles don’t live this far south but I just hope the mosquitoes aren’t hungry.  

 

14 comments:

  1. Buddy looks like a great tent companion! My dogs like to sleep in our tent when we're camping.

    7 miles of dog friendly beach sounds amazing!

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    1. I've even seen dogs surfing there in the past!

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  2. With my son away in Oz, there's his newly converted camper van sitting doing nothing. I wonder if Bok would enjoy a few days in Spain?

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    1. He would love it - you should go!

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  3. I'd love to sleep in a camper van.

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    1. It's not on my bucket list but I'll try and see the funny side of it.

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  4. My days of tent/campervan, even with a dog, are long gone. I'm afraid I am too wedded to hot & cold running water with a drain and a flushing lavatory all under my roof. Have a great weekend! Try the toothpaste remedy and please report.

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    1. I suppose it might be good for me to be out of my comfort zone for a few days.

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  5. Good lord, no. I take my hat off to you for choosing your dog and the camper van, but these days I prefer an actual bed and a nice bathroom. I sincerely hope the mosquitos stay away.-Jenn

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    1. I couldn't bear to leave him behind but I do like my home comforts these days.

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  6. Well, bearded one worked that one very nicely didn't he? Not there to suffer - er I mean enjoy, with you all.
    Buddy is only a little fellow, surely you could have smuggled him into the honeymoon chalet with you. Agree with potty though - all mod cons these days !

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    1. I tried to convince Paul that we could smuggle Buddy in but he wasn't prepared to risk it.

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  7. The Gerroa Boat Fisherman's Club gets pretty good write ups on Trip Advisor for lunch or early evening meals. Not too expensive but vegans and vegetarians may find little on the menu that suits them.

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    1. That sounds really nice for Paul and me but we would probably have to leave Sarah and Buddy sitting on the pavement outside, all alone. (Wistful sigh.)

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