The first time we camped at Piropiro Flats, Hugh left the medium sized tent at home!!!Not a good start to 10 days holiday. We managed but life was fraught with a struggle to fit in the small area at night, trying to keep mosquitoes out, trying to get dressed while still kneeling on the floor, and falling over guy ropes.The little orange tent might well be finding another home later this year. The blue tent is for a shower, privacy, keeping out of the cold wind, and tall, so I could stand up to get dressed!!
Last year we took a slightly larger tent, not really high, but OK, We had a cyclone, cold mornings, freezing fog, and met some lovely people there.This was when the wind and rain started. White and purple, better than orange.
This year we have the LUXURY model, 3 rooms, all full standing height, separate bedroom, with mosquito netting on doors and windows.!!! Red and grey, we had a trial run and put it up on the back lawn. Very tempting for an afternoon snooze!!!
This is the centre room, storage area to the left, bedroom to the right.
this is where I will lay my tired body at night, self inflating mattress, wool under blanket, fleece on top in case of those cold mornings.Cosy and comfortable!!!
This is the Maramataha Suspension Bridge, 141 m long, one of the longest in New Zealand, and made for access in the Pureora Forest Park, as part of the Cycle Trail. Hugh wanted to see the finished construction, as when we were there last year, the supports were being cemented into place. I might watch from the side.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ A tent is not a good place to have an argument, have you ever tried to walk out and slam the flap shut!!!”
Greetings from Jean