Photographs and Adventures

Free Camping is Great!

Following are just some photos I took in a few different free camps that I thought I would share. When you think of free camping, you tend to think of dusty roadside stops, but if you choose carefully, there are some wonderful places you are able to camp absolutely free of charge.

Free camping spot off the Carpentaria Highway in the Northern Territory.

Free camping spot off the Carpentaria Highway in the Northern Territory.

The beautiful sunset was also free of charge.

The beautiful sunset colours were also free of charge.

As was the trumpet serenade.

As was the trumpet serenade.

I don't know if you have heard of Geocaching?We found this Geocache

I don’t know if you have heard of Geocaching?

Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunt that’s happening right now, all around the world. Apparently there are 2,468,534 active geocaches and over 6 million geocachers worldwide. We have found one cache….accidentally. It was tucked away in a hole in a rock beyond the edge of the camp area.

Following are a few photos of some of the birds we spotted fluttering around our camp.

16.Freecamp Carpentaria Hwy-7 16.Freecamp Carpentaria Hwy-9 16.Freecamp Carpentaria Hwy-6 16.Freecamp Carpentaria Hwy-5 16.Freecamp Carpentaria Hwy-4

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2 responses

  1. Geocaching is all the rage with the cool kids, LOL. It interests me as a ‘slow’ sociocultural phenomenon as it defies market-mediated activities and re-creates new approaches to interactions with strangers and possibilities of fun. Yes, you can always count on me to ruin a discussion about what is hip with sociology 😉

    August 12, 2014 at 8:55 am

    • I am not so sure about the interactions with strangers, since the caches are often in hidden or unlikely locations, so I imagine the interactions would be virtual/online. However, the challenge of locating them could prove addictive…sort of a personal challenge that could then be shared with others. I think you would need quite a bit of time on your hands if you wanted to find the remote caches, the one we found was hundreds of kilometres from even the nearest roadhouse!

      August 12, 2014 at 8:46 pm

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