Waiparous Camp



View from our camp.
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We camped for a few days at Waiparous Creek Provincial Recreation Area, which is operated by Red Rock Sawmills Ltd. Our fee included free Firewood, tables and a fire-pit. The weather was perfect, reaching temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius in the shade.


Quad trail as seen from our campsite.
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Hubby and Skokijan on the quad.
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Our camp
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He’s favorite place.
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Axes
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Scrapbooking
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Scrapbooking
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Fiskars Hobby Holder Tote

Plano Drawer 1374 Tackle Box


Sosaties
on the Barbeque
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Sosaties: Recipes and more excellent information from Cooksister
“suh-sar-tees”
A sosatie is a kind of South African kebab – but it is quite distinct from a Turkish kebab or a Portuguese/Brazilian espetada, particularly for two reasons: the meat is marinaded in a sweet Cape Malay curry sauce before cooking; and the meat on the skewer is interspersed with vegetables and fruit. “Lamb Sosaties Revisited from Cooksister


Fire-pit
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San Pedro Gato Negro Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile
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KWV Pale Dry Sherry
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Citronella
candle for mosquitoes.
The mosquitoes were bad probably due to the recent rain.
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For better or worse

Map of the area

The north fork of the Ghost River, named Waiparous Creek by James Hector on December 10th, 1858 and which roughly translates to Crow Indian Scalp, is the most accessible of the three Ghost Rivers. An exploration road takes you easily into the head of the valley. Unfortunately, you’re in OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) country so you’ll be sharing the road with trail bikers, particularly the section to the Margaret Lake turn-off. Don’t let this put you off. The rock scenery is superb and it’s easy enough to get off the beaten track. Six fords are problematical at runoff, particularly the first one.” – Trails.com


Map of campsite.
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11 comments

  1. Seems great fun. With all the scrapbooking equipment, I’m surprised you have room for the food and drink! The creek is most impressive. I love your adventurous companion wolf. The cartoon was very much enjoyed by young 3-yr-old R, who demanded that I read it to her again and again.

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    • It is, we are planning to go again soon.
      Weather permitting, we try to do as much as possible outside, but if not I can just quickly pack up everything. Oh he is a real sook 😉
      We have been having hot temperatures lately, a friend gave us a baby-pool, we filled it with cold water and he frolicked in it.
      That’s good to hear.
      Love FBOW 😉

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  2. These are beautiful shots, Tok. You both really do take such a deep interest in the wilderness and truly care about your participation with it. Your campsites are so well set up. It’s a pleasure to see!

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    • I’m glad you liked it 😉
      Thank you. We are lucky there are still so many wonderful places to explore.
      That’s good to hear, we are still newbies at this type of camping, but we are getting there one step at a time and it’s worth it.

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  3. Ah, what a delightful campsite, Tok! You’ll surely approve that we’ve just bought an offroad caravan again. Can’t wait to get back in the bush 🙂 Just a pity about the mozzies!

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  4. It is, we have since gone again, the Mozzies weren’t that bad this time.
    That’s wonderful, I’m looking forward to sharing some ideas.
    It’s great for the soul 😉

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