Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Rugged up for breakfast





Are we out of our minds? Leaving our centrally heated home in Melbourne to have breakfast (and all other meals) out of doors, needing to put on layers of clothing? Crazy we may be, but happy. It was a wonderful three days in the country. Posted by Picasa

13 comments:

Alice said...

Does the MWC also cook breakfast?

Val said...

Oh yes, the Man who cooks does all the cooking in the country, while I take care of the washing up. In addition to cooking over campfires (he was a Queen's Scout), he can also use the 2-burner gas stove we run off a cylinder. That's ideal for preparing breakfast, and we always have filter coffee. Don't know why that photo came out so dark, you can barely see me behind the upright.

Val said...

Thanks to Alice for suggesting a really obvious solution to my dark photo - I went back to Picasa and changed the lighting. This one is looking better. The ones I took with the timed exposure though came out darker than the same scene taken normally. If anyone has a comment on that I'd appreciate it!

Kerri said...

Sounds wonderful, but chilly (and probably crazy) :) Reminds me of a trip we took across country. We would eat cold cereal at 5Am in very chilly temps and then drive for 4 hrs straight, with 2 little kids (had our 3rd in Oz). Crazy, but we had fun :) Saw lots of wonderful sights! What a great country the US is! (I know, I know....so is Australia!!!!) I love them both!

Sue said...

Doesn't food always taste better when it's cooked and eaten outdoors! We love to camp, but we're not as rugged as you two!

Stuart said...

I'm impressed Val. That's the way to do it. Deb's not much of a camper so I often take my two boys out and rough it for a couple of days - can't say I've ever had filtered coffee while camping though. Sounds a little too comfortable.

Looks like you had a great time though. I love your pics of your hike.

Wendy A said...

Its freezing here in Tassie too. We did a BBQ over a campfire the other day. It was cold but delightful. This is kinda like the last holdout...it's only getting colder from here. Hope you had good bread.

Tanya said...

Great pics. Looks like you had a fantastic time. But... maybe you'd like some of our rain??? I'm willing to share.

Sonia said...

Sounds you both had a lovely time. I don't like to camp, but I admire so much who does.

sage said...

your blog is so interesting, complete with the pics and your ramblings...very enjoyable...I shall return...

visit me sometime...

sage

Val said...

Whoah! We don't really rough it as much as people seem to think: we have a double bed in the shed, and a kerosene heater for when it REALLY gets cold. But eating outdoors in all weathers is just something we've always done. You're right, Sue, the food always tastes much better when eating outdoors. And we don't go ANYWHERE without our ground coffee and coffee making stuff (even when we stay in motels or hotels). I am just hopeless without my two strong cups in the morning, but then I don't drink any more coffee for the day.

Tanya, we'd LOVE some rain, just send it down! We had a bit of rain overnight there, but it's like a drop in the bucket of what's needed.

Yes, the bread nazi managed to find some decent bread, thanks for asking!

sage said...

hi again val,

thanks for stopping by my place...I know what you mean about having your parents alive at this time of our lives...both of mine lived well into their 80's; even so, it was difficult when they passed on.

have a great weekend!
hugs,
sage

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I didn't realize it was that cold this time of year in Australia. We are beginning our Spring here and it's very warm for Spring this year, close to 30ÂșC...my young sprouts are wilting as they come out of the ground a few inches.

By the picture it looks like you enjoyed your country outing.