>> Sunday, October 05, 2014
We stayed in Pods (wooden structures a bit like a nice shed, no electric but no tents required.)
Even without tents my poor little mini was bulging at the seams, a car for camping it is not!
We put up balloons as one of the Rangers was turning 18 and Cog got to sit down for a while rather than pitching tents.
We started the afternoon with a Ghillie versus Trangia boil-off to see who got a cup of tea first!
I'm going to get a fire steel for next time and remove the matches (except for Ghillie use - obviously - that provides my cup of tea!)
The gas burner did come out so the Rangers could 'play' with the new toast making toy, which made the best toast ever apparently.
For me this was a pre-cursor to some events we have coming up that will have to involve taking our own tents, store tents, tables etc - none of which we own, so I will be begging and borrowing (if you have camping gear you want out of your life do let me know.)
The glorious weather (for the end of September) always makes things easier but these Rangers are (mostly) the best end of the Guiding wedge. They are a great group of really nice, capable girls and spending time with them is actually quite a privilege.