According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the phrase “the boondocks” is derived from the Tagalog word bundok, which means mountain. (Tagalog is one of the two official languages of the Philippines; the other is English.)
We went random camping next to Limestone Road near Limestone Mountain, Alberta, Canada for a few days. We have camped near Limestone Mountain a few times and once before in the same spot, you can see the posts here and here.
We found the place spotless and someone had left a lot of firewood.
The first few days we had a huge area to ourselves.
The first evening we made a fire.
The evenings were lovely.
Cattle Grazing on leased Crown land.
Turn the udder cheek and mooo-ve on.
A Cattle dog that can’t chase cattle, is not much fun.
Erik watching the cattle.
Our Cattle dog on guard.
Erik‘s favorite toy. He loves the quad and even runs along the trail.
Where’s my Uber driver?
The cows are coming home.
It was quite windy especially in the afternoons so we put up a camo net, which we had for the wind, around the fire, but it didn’t help.
HINT: The mosquitoes weren’t too bad despite the rain, We put Citronella candles and mosquito coils in and old Ikea SOMMARLEK Stovchen Teapot Tea Coffee Warmer Plate, which shielded the wind. Unfortunately Ikea doesn’t sell them anymore.
One evening hubby made a Potjie, on our 1 Burner Propane Stove, it was quite windy so we used an Aluminium Foil Oil Splash Shield Guard for a Gas Hob.
The potjie consisted of Ox tail, beef cubes, onion, carrots, potatoes, etc.
“In South-Africa Potjiekos (poy-kee-kos), directly translated “pot food”, is a stew prepared outdoors in a cast iron, round, three legged pot (the potjie) using either wood coals or charcoal. The traditional ingredients are meat, vegetables, starch such as rice or potato, and fluids such as water and wine. Common other ingredients include fruits and flour based products such as pasta. It is traditionally simmered for hours while people socialize around a fire, enjoying side dishes.”
“Potjiekos originated from the Voortrekkers.” -Wikipedia
We put a packet of Mystical Fire a Flame Colorant on the fire in the evenings.
This is a portable propane fire pit
Poison control warns about fire colorant product.
The last day we went out to scout some new boon-docking spots.
A perfect spot, unfortunately it is equestrian.
A great photo opportunity.
The Rockies at their best.
Erik loved exploring a new place.
“The Canadian Rockies (French: Rocheuses canadiennes) or Canadian Rocky Mountains comprise both the Alberta Rockies and the B.C. Rockies in the Canadian segment of the North American Rocky Mountains. They are the eastern part of the North American Cordillera, which is a system of multiple ranges of mountains which runs from the Prairies to the Pacific Coast” – Wikipedia.
A group camp near Limestone Mountain.
Most came in for the weekend.
I believe more people are camping than usual due to COVID-19.
Can you count the campers?
“West Country Gas includes the Limestone, Clearwater, Ram and Tay fields and is located on crown land to the west of the Caroline Field”.- Alberta’s Approach to Local Governance in Oil an Gas Development.
This group formed a Laager to shelter form the wind.
First one in, last one out. This took some careful parking.
We use a shade-net, which fastens onto the canopy with grommets, it provides shade, helps keep the mosquitoes out, is a wind-breaker and gives privacy.
The shade net helped a lot for the wind, it fastens onto canopy with the grommets.
You can see a photo here.
It also helped to keep the hail out under the canopy.
Yes, HAIL! Fortunately we were sheltered under the canopy.
Sorry Erik no quading this evening.
It’s a good thing we packed up the camo net.
The hail gathered on the canopy and we had to remove that, otherwise it can break.