Leisurely get up, no rush as not really enough time to see downtown and get away at a sensible time, so we concede to visiting next time!
Anyways no point coming to see Elise and then not spending time with her! Instead we all get up a little after nine and have brekkie, swap photo’s and generally chat about various parts of our trips. It’s a fun morning and we eventually decide to make a move around 1300 with a packed lunch to accompany us, thanks Elise 🙂
The border is really quick, much to our surprise and we get to a great campsite “newhalem campsite”, more than a typical forest campsite in that it has real toilet blocks (no showers) and lovely raised gravel tent pitches, it even has a handful of secluded walk-in forest tent pitches. The usual picnic bench and fire grate with every one.
We pitch the tent, pay and head back out to find some supplies. There’s a grocery store 1 mile further on but it’s shut so we need to retrace our path back 10 miles to the nearest town which is well stocked. Smoked sausage pasta for dinner. Oh and toasted flumps (marshmellows to the rest of us – H) 🙂
Then a wee stroll around the campsite, down to the river, along it’s nature trail – complete with plaques telling us about different types of trees and foilage – before bedtime.