smokies, chairs and sleep
The above 3 items are the things we went without when camping on Wednesday night.
We forgot the chairs and smokies and the sleep, well, that’s almost to be expected.
Tom and I headed out into the wilderness of Vancouver Island for one night. We wanted to fill our backpacks, do a good hike and then camp to make sure we are hooked up for our upcoming West Coast Trail trip.
Did you know it totally sucks to have no chairs while camping? I do. Its the SITTING around the fire part that doesn’t happen. And no, there were no stumps to use. We had made a special trip to the grocery store to buy smokies to cook over the campfire, which we promptly left safe and sound in the fridge.
Things we didn’t forget: wine and wine glasses.
We also were excited to try out our new tent and new sleeping pads and sleeping bags. Turns out the tent is fine but those sleeping pads suck. They will take some getting used to. And the tent is cozy. So like when one person goes to roll over because their arm fell asleep, the other person wakes up as well and this pattern continues for the entire time we are in the tent.
We also tried out some of that freeze dried food from MEC. It was disgusting. So not only did we not enjoy the dinner, we didn’t have smokies.
Good thing the little store had marshmallows-and there was also the wine.
So considering we will not have chairs, smokies, wine or marshmallows on the WCT-I’m super concerned. And also important to note: after not getting any sleep after one night, we headed home to nap in the afternoon. Not hike all day long again for the next 6 days. This could be worrisome. I mean hilarious.
As promised, I made 2 videos. One of the hiking and one of us building the tent. Mostly it was for me to learn how to gopro, but you might like the groovy tunes.