Firstly we arrived in Beaverlac on the 23 December and pitched the tents in the most beautiful spot. Once the tent and equipment was up and sorted, the Christmas decos and lights had to find a place, a tree overhanging our seating area was just right. Solar lit candy canes were places as landing light for Santa (just in case he had trouble finding our new abode) - then we could start our holiday.
|Candy cane landing strip ready for Santa's sleigh landing|
|Some of the tree top decorations|
|Getting in slowly|
|The pool is just what is needed on a hot afternoon|
Christmas day was a very relaxed day, and I have to say that Santa managed to bring so many gifts that we were all spoilt.
Breakfast so relaxed, just Ouma's Rusks dunked in coffee...
|Yummy Rusks and what looks like the remainder of Santa's beer|
|Lots of dunking going on|
|Just look at those gifts on the table....I could hardly contain myself|
|Bit of prep work|
|Looks just about ready|
After the scrumptious lunch - the pools called us.
|Just a short walk|
|What a way to spend the day|
|Bit of sun catching and tadpole hunting|
Each day we were camping we tended to wake very early, have a light breakfast, pack up snacks
and walk then off to the pools. We had many pools to choose from, main pool, baby pool, secret pool, amphitheatre pool, and the children's favourite - the 'Bum slide' pool. Now, 'Bum slide' was an experience on its own. Small amounts of water run over the rocks which makes the rock slippery, and you just have to expose your bum (if you want a fast ride) and slide down the rock into a small pool. The way to go down on your bum can be very discreet....keep wearing your long 'cover up' and wiggle your 'cossy' up your bum and off you go....men can sit down, then just drop the back of their pants and go down. Of course - children just strip off and go naked, so we have to be very choosy when finding photos.
|Making the most of the shade for a quick drink on our way up to 'Bum Slide'|
|Readjusting undies ready for the next ride|
|Mr D making the most of a secret cave|
|Lets work out the next moves down the slide|
|Lunch under a rock|
|What a view!|
|Got to have a second look!|
|Baby slings come in handy for carrying very tired puppies.|
We had such a good time we extended the holiday two more days and this took us over New Year. The children stayed up late which was a real treat for them and we saw the new year in with a glass of wine around a camp fire watching the stars....magical!
|Just before the stars came out|
Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas as much as I did. Happy New Year to you all.