Farm Camping with Friends
Some of our best friends recently moved to a 100 acre property outside of Bundaberg. They had barely unpacked the last of their boxes when we were on the front doorstep for our first visit. The first thing we realised when we arrived is how beautiful the farm is. It has plenty of character which rolling hills, trees and a small creek that has water in it all year round.
After setting up the camper trailer and cracking a beer, the obvious first thing to do would be to put in a Yabbie pot. It was in the water for for 3 days solid, being checked a couple of times a day. No luck. Only an angry little eel that got out and swam away. My mate swears that he used to catch Yabbies in that creek when he was a kid.
On the second morning, bright and early we jumped on our mountain bikes and went for a ride around the property. The ride had several creek crossings, up and down hills, and some bush bashing through thick scrub. The reason for this ride was to go exploring in search of an old shack which is somewhere on the property. We obviously didn’t find the shack, because I reckon it doesn’t exist. My mate swears it is out there somewhere.
The entire 4 days we stayed there the dogs were off the lead the whole time. It was so great to see them having so much fun running around exploring, sniffing and peeing of everything. For every metre we travelled on our bike ride, Harry dog travelled 10. As we moved forward in a straight line, Harry was zig-zagging all over the place at full-throttle without stopping.
The local South Kolan hotel/pub is a pretty cool place. We had a few beers there on a couple of afternoons. We didn’t eat there, but we had a laugh at the menu, which has a “Sheila’s Steak” and a “Man’s Steak”. The Man’s steak is apparently a 1kg rump! And it was under 25 bucks, so when we visit again we will have to give it a try. The South Kolan Hotel is only small but has the great feel you want of a country pub.
It was the final night of the trip, and all good things have to come to an end. But we had one more trick up our sleeve. we threw a wagyu topside roast and a lamb shoulder roast in the camp oven and cooked it over the coals. It was bloody awesome.http://www.naivenomads.com.au/wordpress/farm-camping-with-friends/http://www.naivenomads.com.au/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/20121119-201339-900x672.jpghttp://www.naivenomads.com.au/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/20121119-201339-140x140.jpgTrip Blogs and Storiescamp oven cooking,Farm camping,South Kolan hotel,South Kolan pubSome of our best friends recently moved to a 100 acre property outside of Bundaberg. They had barely unpacked the last of their boxes when we were on the front doorstep for our first visit. The first thing we realised when we arrived is how beautiful the farm is....MikeyMichael Cunninghammichael@back9media.com.auAdministratorNaive Nomads