Princes Margaret Island Camping Trip (Summer 1992)
This trip laid down
the template for all great summer camping trips. The location was great
Margaret Provincial Park on Portland Island
, dropped of by Heather's dad.
The company was great - mostly friends from High School and Chris Wilson,
a friend of St. Mikes. And an always eventfull start - we abducted
Mike. (Mike thought he was dropping off Eric - he didn't know that
Eric had already packed all of Mikes stuff for the weekend.
We found the best spot on the Island to camp (a lovely point with a sandy
beach) and set up the Tents. Heather brought a carnaval tent made out
of canvas designed to sleep about 200.
Heather was nice enough to plan and pack our meals. She used a guide
book to figure out what to bring and quantities. Unfortunatly, the
guide book was designed for brownies (think 9 - 11 year old girls) and us
16 year olds eat a little more than that. We "adjusted" while lusting
after pizza delivery.
What is there to do on the island? We didn't really have any transportation
off (we were worried the dingy would get carried away with the current) so
we bonded (Mike got back into Role Playing after a long vaction) and we all
We also went for a hike around the island. The hike took about an
hour - we spent most the time looking for fast food outlets and wild berries
and trying not to step on the slugs. :> We found a bug sampling
tent, looking for some sort of moth I believe.
And all too soon it was over! Heather's Dad picked us up (and all
our gear - minus the huge canvas tent) and we sailed home. Our first
stop - the all you can eat Pizza Hut!
Thanks Eric for saving you photos! The island is now more developed
(there are toilets and ferry runs from Sydney in the summer).
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