Camping at Lake Pearson


we are now mid-february. that means, there are few days left for summer and miserable winter is not too far away. how come we only found out about camping just recently?! we are such late bloomers. our couple friend here invited us on a weekend camping and it was lots of fun, no wonder most kiwis love camping and outdoor.

12705711_10208574336819527_9050543954727034482_n
lake pearson

camping is not only relaxing but also a good time to spend quiet moments with family and friends. no telephone signal, no computers and no internet. just the beautiful view of the nature and the sound of the crickets at night. they have complete camping gears so life’s not too hard for newbies like us. since bubs just turned one, we were able to bring him for camping. it’s his first camping experience so a memorable one for all of us.

12733536_10208574335819502_8904501097861008002_n
mountain view
12733526_10208574343219687_3102215831302190323_n
old ladies relaxing

i borrowed a tent from a friend. initially, we were only planning for a picnic day trip but our friends convinced us to stay overnight. now we know how fun camping is, we bought our own tent so we can go camping anytime we want. yay! new zealand outdoor is too awesome.

12742833_10208574339019582_5257485983096299953_n
our family van and borrowed tent

we arrived at 10-ish morning and our friends helped us to set up the tent. as a contribution, we brought marinated pork bellies “aka liempos” and my husband’s new baby – a portable barbecue grille. haha!

12733397_10208574344859728_4251280938809382928_n
bbq chicken in progress
12647054_10208574347099784_51104435229030813_n
hubby and baby – haha!

everything went well except that we are not appropriately dress for the event. hubby and i were wearing shorts and the baby forgot his jacket. by the time evening came and we are about to sleep, the freezing temperature is unbearable and my legs and feet are cold. i also wake up every hour to check bubs if he’s warm and not shivering. guess what? he sleeps soundly as if he’s at home. that’s my baby bear grylls in the making, haha! we camped at lake pearson, a beautiful and tranquil lake located at south island of new zealand. there’s a nice view of the mountain when you look from inside the tent.

12715495_10208574342979681_2503608098910943432_n
hello from the other side
12705577_10208574337659548_4192285776578422781_n
mom and baby camper
12744548_10208574345859753_4620029107060134345_n
my future adventurer

campsite is free of charge and has a long drop toilet. since long drop toilet is for everyone’s use, expect it to be filthy, yucky and stinky. the funny thing is that you will survive using it because there’s no other choice. it’s part of the experience anyway.

12715735_10208574336579521_5090051170492797443_n
tada! the long drop toilet

here are some of the photos during our camping. too bad, summer is about to end. we can still camp when autumn comes and it will be a different experience then. the beauty of fall is incomparable. like my friend said to me, “each season has a different beauty”. 🙂

12715836_10208574341219637_609179174788617833_o
campsite
12729387_10208574343939705_7323736549955913913_n
like father like son
12705187_10208574336179511_1318338545101846104_n
bub looks grumpy as he forgot to put sunblock
12733532_10208574338539570_4529434597212105034_n
freezing temperature before sunrise
12744449_10208574339339590_1789926322344034350_n
finally the sun is out
12705572_10208574340099609_8380307242339359844_n
first family camping

looking forward to our new tent and more adventures!

 

4 thoughts on “Camping at Lake Pearson

  1. dyan 19-Feb-2016 / 12:53 pm

    we’re so fortunate to have nearby and SAFE campsites. mr p and i thought of doing this too but just did not get a chance yet. glad to know you all had fun! =)

    Like

    • misskimpe 19-Feb-2016 / 1:55 pm

      Haha.safety is impt. Straya got lots of crocodiles, snakes and other poisonous animals…which we dont have here. Try nyo din while summer pa!

      Like

      • dyan 19-Feb-2016 / 2:57 pm

        My definition of SAFE is walang NPA haha!!

        Like

        • misskimpe 19-Feb-2016 / 2:58 pm

          Ampupu kala ko naman yun mga nanglalason dyan.haha

          Like

Comments are closed.