We spent two nights at Rapid Bay, then moved onto Waitpinga National Park, finding a good spot to camp in a basic camping area set up by the National Parks Service. As evening came a youngish man turned up with his two young sons, one 5 the other 3. The boys were obviously used to camping and helped their father set up camp, which was pretty basic, just a large Australian swag and a small windbreak in which they keep their bags overnight. The Australian swag is a great way to camp if you are traveling by car, it is self contained and within a minute you have a cosy, waterproof place to sleep, zipped up against the elements and any nocturnal visitors of the crawling or slithering variety. The boys were friendly, the elder one keen to tell us all about his father, family and just about everything else, it was fun for us too though. Some of the National Parks charge a daily fee for entering with a vehicle, and make another charge for camping. Here we paid to enter the park but not for camping as there were no self registration forms in the box in which to put our fees and no Ranger arrived before we left. In all honesty no one seemed to be paying, so perhaps fees are only levied at certain times of the year.
It seems I've been travelling for most of my life.
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