Saturday, September 3, 2011

Two amateurs

we took advantage of labor day weekend (an extra day off on monday), to go to acadia national park, in maine. after having seen photos of it from several friends, i was determined to go there as well. it is an island, approximately 6 hours away from boston by car. as this might well be one of the last warm weekends of the year, and just for the fun of it, we decided to go camping! we bought a cheap tent (60% discount) and off we went....
above is on the island, just before the campground. we had to stop to take in the beauty (as many other people did as well) and.... the mosquitoes. the person above is not waving to me, but trying to get rid of the enormous amount of mosquitoes. just before nightfall we were at the campground and managed to get the tent up before it was entirely dark. very dark. the campground was in a forest, and there was no light, but from the restrooms. luckily we had brought some flashlights! (although i had almost forgotten them). looking at the other campers, we were clearly amateurs, lacking fancy headlights, special outfits, airbeds and wood to build a fire. yup, an airbed might have been a better idea than our guestmattress; the ground was full of stones.... buuuhhh. and.... there were no showers. obsessed as i am with washing my hair, that was quite.... unpleasant. :) but we managed, and did not even go to the coin-op showers that were a 5-minute drive away.
but! it was great!! it was beautiful there, and the weather was perfect too. not too hot, not too cold, no rain, just thousands of mosquitos... and camping was fun too. we can, perhaps, do it again. only for a few days at a time though! however, we will always remain amateurs (even though i practiced quite a bit as a kid, with my parents; i realize now that it is quite different as an adult.. ) more photos later!

9 comments:

Tim said...

people that camp professionally are weirdos :)

Dennis Ferrol said...

Beautiful Photo!

Mriekje said...

LOL Cat you impress me! We should go together one day!

CaT said...

hahahaha!
we also did not have sleeping bags, and just brought the big blanket and pillows (you become lazy when having a big car). so... when we got home last night i had to wash everything like crazy... (it all smelled like camping... and mosquito-repellent and fire)

CaT said...

oh, and ah, mriekje; so we will see who is the more professional camper? :D

Mriekje said...

yes, hihi. i can place a pretty safe bet on the outcome of that one..... :P

biebkriebels said...

Wow, you are brave! I am not a camper either, I did once in Australia and I liked it but never repeated it. The sunset surrounding looks great. Looking forward to more photo's of it.

Steffe said...

mosquitoes are never fun.

Tim said...

i've never heard mosquito say anything even remotely charming. its usually just a monotonous peeping sound. The resilient bastards stabbed me through my t-shirt. And i will reiterate, i do not aspire to be a professional camper - those people are insane. One guy had a fucking blowtorch to light his fire with and started to give us belligerent advise as soon as we walked in. I was happy to be recognized as anything but a camper.