Every so often I have to leave idyllic camp sites like this ….
…. bite the bullet and book into a caravan park. Why?
Main Reason: It’s time to change the bedding and it’s too big for me to wash in a bucket!
Next Reason: My body wants to stand under a shower and feel the water all over me rather than my daily flannel wash down or plunge in a river ….
….. and I want to wash my hair under a shower and not use a bucket of water and a jug.
Third reason: All my power packs, tablet, phone, computer, fan and everything else that operates on 12 volt or helps me stay off the grid needs a really good charge up.
Very important reason but not necessarily a good excuse for a caravan park: My portaloo is screaming at me to empty it before it is too heavy for me to lift. (There are black water dump points available in most towns and very often caravan parks don’t have them!)
If I’m in a caravan park I also take the opportunity to top up my water tanks but this can be done at other locations such as Information Centres, Service Stations and some parks.
And every now and then a good deal comes along like at the Waikerie Holiday Park
Instead of the normal $34 a night it works out at $22.70 – and that’s a pretty good price for a caravan park only a couple of years old with lovely modern amenities, good laundry, recreation room, camp kitchen, swimming pool, grassy sites,
on the banks of the Murray River and just a walk into town.
Who’s a happy camper then?