The sunset was magnificent. It was a Thursday and we only had one other lot of campers on the other side of the camping area. Nicely mowed lawns, toilet block was ok - could have done with a sweep out and cobweb clean but working loos nonetheless :) Lots of bins for rubbish - clean grounds.
On site gas BBQs and plenty of tables and chairs. Camp fires had to be within 2 metres of the shoreline which was fine by us :)
It was full on family team work! The kids were awesome helping us, sitting on things so they didnt blow away, packing pegs, holding poles down - far out! Now we are home sweet home as I nurse some swollen knuckles that I bashed whilst packing up!.
Saw smoke at Gatton on way home in the mountains. Dad just rang and the fires have spread to Laidley and with this wind STILL going on, God only knows how far the fires will get. Wind is on the news even interstate in NSW - holy moly. Thank God we're home safely ♥
First of all, get a nice fire going and heat your coal beads. We played it safe with an indoor fire - had enough of that wind for a while!
Knead your damper dough - or in this case, have fun playing around with it first - Oh the joys of homeschooling ;)
When using a camp oven, remember the RULE OF THREE for coal beads.
12 inch camp oven
Beads on top: 12 + 3 = 15
Beads on bottom 12 - 3 = 9
14 inch camp oven
Beads on top: 14 + 3 = 15
Beads on bottom: 14 - 3 = 11
In our case, we have an
8 inch camp oven so we have used 11 beads on top and 5 beads on bottom
Here was our first check after 20 minutes of cooking but was still gooey dough in the middle
After another 20 minutes of cooking, (40 minutes in total) heres what we ended up with