Waiparous Creek Camp

We went camping at Waiparous Provincial Park again. On the Thursday evening we were the only people in the whole campsite, but our friends joined us for the rest of the weekend and we almost had the whole place to ourselves. We had a great spot right next to the creek, which we could hear and the weather was great as well.

All photos Nikon D70.
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Bacon in a Dutch Oven.
A Dutch oven is a thick-walled (usually cast iron) cooking pot with a tight-fitting lid. Dutch ovens have been used as cooking vessels for hundreds of years.”- Wikipedia

Breakfast of Bacon, eggs and toast.

View from our camper’s window.

View from our campground.

Another view from our campground.

Fly fisherman in Waiparous Creek, just a short walk from our campsite.

“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

Peaches and Cream Corn on the cob.
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We kept the corn wrapped in their leaves, which we removed when they were cooked. Wet the leaves before putting them in the fire.

When we camped at Sandy McNabb, we had a delicious Paptert (Porridge Pie), so without a recipe and all the right ingredients we made a Paptert (Porridge Pie) in foil containers. This is how it looked uncooked.

“It’s looks a little bit like a lasagne, but is made from maize porridge (mieliepap) and a very generous vegetable filling to ensure a rich, moist and admittedly decadent savoury tart.” – Rainbow Cooking

We made Porridge (“stywepap”) and mixed Store bought Salsa, a can of Canned corn with grated cheese on top. Then we covered the dish with a foil lid and cooked it in the BBQ until the cheese melted and it was heated through. This is what it looked after it was cooked.

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A Potjie that hubby made, he uses a Baster to draw up the liquids from the bottom of the pot and pour it on top.

What is your favorite Camping recipes, I would love to know?

Waiparous Camp
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What everybody ought to know about Camping in the Kalahari – Part I by Naomi’s Notes

What everybody ought to know about Camping in the Kalahari – Part II by Naomi’s Notes



  1. Mother used a dutch oven in my Alberta youth. Lots of yummy meals came out of that great piece of cookery.

    Your pictures really display the life I knew as a young person growing up in rural Alberta. I could wander the countryside with my dog and not see another human until I got home again. It was never boring. There was always something to watch, try, wade through, eat, or learn about. I think back now and marvel at how I was never threatened or hurt. By anything! Of course, I knew what to stay away from.


    • That’s wonderful ! We have quite a few and they are ideal for camping.
      I wonder how many of today’s children have such a wonderful life.
      When the men went off on the quad, I was scrapbooking in the camper and got such a fright as pine-cones came pounding down on the roof and sides. At first I thought it was my friend who had crept up on me, playing a practical joke, but it was the squirrels 😉


  2. the camping breakfast looks great! and the corn on the cob….. But, nothing will convince me that camping is the thing to do 🙂


  3. Okay, so now I’m STARVING, Tok! Stunning post, and nothing to touch a campfire out in the wild – beautiful! thanks so much for the link to my Kalahari post 🙂 XO


  4. Food makes such great photos. Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it. The evenings are great. They are great posts, we have many things in common.


  5. Hello!!! I’ve been subscribed for a while, but then got so busy I didn’t get a chance to check out your blog…it’s really great! We have so much in common (even our names) and I’m looking forward to reading more. My sister & her family live in BC, so it will be great to see more of the country through your eyes. 🙂


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