All posts tagged: camping

Johanna Beach

Why is it that people like us – with roofs over our heads and ready-to-drink water flowing from our indoor taps – find returning to the wilderness so appealing? This was the question I found myself asking over and over again before my recent three-day camping trip to Johanna Beach. Now, let me be clear – I am not the biggest fan of camping, but this is certainly not due to inexperience. I attended one of those annoying high schools that thought the greatest way to build up resilience in a girl was to throw her into the Australian bush for 12 days with no showers, toilets or fresh drinking water. And yes, resilience I did attain – but passion for the great outdoors? That one was sort of lost on me. Johanna Beach is approximately 230km, or 3 hours and 16 minutes, from my house in Melbourne. On my way to Jay’s house (the convoy meeting point) at a delightful 7am in the morning, I was enlightened with a collection of fun facts from …

Falls Festival

There are so many things to love about a music festival. There’s the four-wheel drives with mattresses and tents strapped to their lids, and there’s the road-trip soundtrack dancing in your ears as your stare out the window at the infinite road. There’s the deep-fried assortment of carnival cuisine which serenades you in the night and slaps you in the morning. There’s the gumboots and the raincoats and the facepaint and the guitars. The list goes on and on, and for the first time in my life I’m not romanticising. Falls Festival was everything you’d imagine and more. A Falls Bucket List written on the marquee, including 1. Kiss a boy (girl) with longer (shorter) hair than you. Falls was my first sleepaway festival, but I found myself feeling pretty prepared for what I was heading into. That’s the thing about living in the new age, even if you’ve never seen the Eiffel Tower or gone scuba diving with sharks, you can pretty much imagine what it’d be like. You can’t remember seeing an image of …