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Summer Camping Holidays by the Mighty Wallamba River: a Short fun Poem about a Day of Camping
For many years my family had two summer holidays. One, as in the photo above, was spent at a resort. It was a time to lie by the pool, soak up the sun, kick back and relax and replenish.
The other summer holiday was spent with friends - 3 or 4 families - camping by the Wallamba River near Tuncurry, New South Wales. It was a skiing holiday. It was also a fabulous time, especially for all the kids. The day started early and ended late in order to give everyone a go at skiing or the wake boards or the doughnuts. We had many an adventure and I have many happy memories of those holidays. This short poem is a synopsis of how the day went.
Camping by the Mighty Wallamba
Sunlight dancing on the water
Roar of the engine as the speed boat pulls out from the shore
Grab the swimmers from the line
The smell of blackout and Aerogard
The excitement of the day ahead
Open the windows of the caravan before the day heats up
Cereal, toast and dirty dishes
Grab the camping chairs and sunhats
'I haven't had a go on the boogie board yet!'
Fresh bread rolls
Hot chips ... Mmmm!
'Can we have ice creams from the shop?'
Pull the boat in
Wash the skis down
Hit the showers
Start the Barbie and chop the salad
Drink in the sunset
Silent pink and gold melting into silhouette black trees along the beach
Still water ...
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