Day 48: ~ Camping ~
This morning, we woke up after not having a great night sleep, but having a lot of fun! By the time Audrey and I woke up, dad was outside sitting by the fire drinking his coffee, having already been kayaking, fishing, and even caught a fish. This was by 6:30 am. When Audrey and I woke up, we quickly got all layered up, and went to joking dad by the fire. Once I’d woken up a bit, I went down to the water to cut open the fish and to rip all its guts out. It was so fun. I’m the only one in the family that doesn’t eat fish, but I love messing the raw fish. The others finally woke up at 8: 00am, and it was time for breakfast: yoghurt, bread, and cold cuts. After breakfast, we got dressed and packed up all our tents, and sleeping bags. We left that camp site, and we’re supposed to kayak to ... . As soon as we started paddling, the wind really hit us and it was almost impossible to paddle. We were kayaking into the wind. You couldn’t stop for a break either, because you would drift rapidly backwards. After 5 minutes, we had to call it, and didn’t want to go back, so we only kayaked 500m more, to a grassy, forest hoping the wind would die down. There, we did a small impromptu hike in the bush up a mountain. On the way, we saw heaps of animals including sheep walking right in front of us, and at the top, we picked a whole hat full of Norwegian wild berries. After 40 minutes of hiking, we came back down the mountain and had lunch; just the usual. At this point in time, we thought the wind had died down, so we started kayaking, aiming for the boat shed in ... where we originally began on the first day. 1 hour and a half went by with on and off wind, but not too strong. There were 30 minutes of kayaking left, and omg, the wind! It was so strong. I thought that we actually weren’t going to make it, and we were going to be stranded out at sea. I was in my own kayak, so it was even tougher! I managed to get an extremely painful blister that looks disgusting. We FINALLY are at the boat shed, cold and wet, after really fighting the wind for half an hour. Then, we helped Gun load his van with all our stuff, and we followed him in our car to the next campsite. We could only stop 1 kilometre away, so we walked along the gravel path until we got to this stunning lake, where we’re going to be camping at for 1-2 nights depending on the weather. Also, all day, it’s been drizzling and raining on and off. Soon, we set up all the tents and sleeping bags, so that we could snuggle up in there while the rain dies down. 7:00pm came by, and we were all ready for dinner. The preparation takes a while so we were ready to start. After we cooked some veggies on the fire, we poked sticks through the sausages, and held them over the fire until they were nice and toasted. We had nice, fresh hotdogs! After, we boiled some water over the fire, and made hot drinks for everyone, as it was less than 10 degrees. We were all rugged up, yet so cold! For desert, we got ripe bananas, and stuffed chocolate in them. As you can imagine it was deliciously genius! At 9:00pm, it was raining so much, we said goodnight to each other and split off into our tents. To get to sleep, we listened to a podcast about ‘Single Ladies’ by Beyoncé. We were off to sleep.