Camping in Spring.


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We went boondocking for a few days near Sundre, Alberta, Canada in the Bearberry Valley. It was our first camp of the season.  Although we have camped in the area quite often, it was the first time that we camped at this spot. We hardly saw any people and it was very quite, we only heard birds and frogs.

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“One dictionary defines boondocks as slang for rough backwoods or bush country. The term boondocking, also known to RV enthusiast as dispersed camping, dry camping or coyote camping, is used to describe camping in the midst of nature without the use of commercial campgrounds and hookups.” – Boondocking guide.com

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Birch Trees.

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Magic hour.

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We had clear skies most evenings, which is great for stargazing.

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The best television set ever.

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We bring along our own fire pit.

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As usual the dogs Kris and Skokijan loved quading.

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We think this is a female Pine Grosbeak.

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The dogs also love riding in the back of the truck.

1-DSC_1561 Skokijan.

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Skokijan.

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We love our Gravity chairs, or as we call them star-gazers.

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Me with my favourite camera, the Nikon D70.

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There was a lot of firewood, so we used some for knife targets.

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Hubby throwing knives.

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Me trying to throw knives.

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Getting over my fear of knives.

Check this out Xolette, “The Knife Thrower”

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Our “Potjie oven” made from a heavy walled Aluminum pot (a thrift-store special.)

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Hubby made a delicious curry Chicken “potjie” (pronunciation “poy-key”) with vegetables.

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“Potjie” made with Chicken, mushrooms, onions, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, etc.
(Afrikaans for a three-legged iron pot used for cooking over a wood fire)

1-DSCN3381 Our cabin on wheels.

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La dolce vita

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We saw some Deer, Bison and Feral Horses.

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“Wild horses” or “feral horses”? The debate rages on in Alberta, Canada. The provincial government believes that the wild horses west of Sundre, Alberta are the descendants of domestic horses used in logging and guiding/outfitting operations in the early 1900’s. The Wild Horse Society of Alberta (WHOAS) believes that they are of Spanish descent. WHOAS is so sure of this that they have sent away DNA samples to the University of Texas, Equine Genetics Lab for testing.” – Wild Horses of Alberta

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Chewed Bridge Buffalo Ranch.

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Chewed Bridge Buffalo Ranch.

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Chewed Bridge Buffalo Ranch.

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Chewed Bridge Buffalo Ranch.

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From record temps to near hurricane-force winds in Alberta.

It was quite hot on Friday for this time of year and the wind blew a lot on Saturday making it feel much colder, but fortunately we were between the trees, we didn’t know it at the time but Alberta experienced extreme weather.

“On Friday, there were 21 new heat records set in British Columbia and six set in Alberta. Another four locations, including Calgary, were within 1.5 degrees Celsius of making history.”

” In a release on Saturday, Environment Canada confirmed peak wind gusts in the province were recorded at 117 km/h in Bassano. A ‘Category One Hurricane wind’ according to the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, starts with sustained winds of 119 km/h.”

 Camping Links Campgrounds Boondocking

About Tokeloshe.

Welcome and thank you for visiting. I have been happily married (sic) for 40 years, have one son, a loving daughter in law and three adorable grandsons. We have been in Canada for 20 years and are originally from South-Africa. My first language is Afrikaans. (Ek kan nog Afrikaans praat, lees en skryf.) I love doing mixed media, scrap-booking, blogging and playing on the computer, I am also interested in photography, genealogy, reading, hiking, camping, arts and crafts.
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2 Responses to Camping in Spring.

  1. Colleen says:

    Nothing like sitting in front of a crackling fire with an OB ( old brown sherry) or two, in the dark with the milky way above you.

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