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Time out at Thomas Raddall Provincial Park Nova Scotia

At last we managed to have a weekend away with some family and do some “civilized camping” with the Varanger Camp and the Finmark.

We set off to Thomas Raddall provincial park in Nova Scotia, We packed up the M101 military trailer that we restored with all our gear, what a pleasure to be able to pack up whatever we liked and have the room for it all! This trailer tracked so well behind us we almost forgot it was there!!

Packed up and ready to roll
Packed up and ready to roll

Since we have not yet had the top made for the trailer we used a roof top tent cover from the outpost which fit beautifully just to keep the dust out of our gear!

We arrived at our site and set up camp, with the tipi tents it is very quick to set up so in no time at all we were all up and running. the Finmark is on the left of the photo below and has the inner and floor attached together as one piece. It has two entrances one on either side which is perfect for very hot nights! The Finmark can also be used without the inner/floor combination.

The varanger camp has a “porch” area and this one we set up is the 8-10 nice size and big enough for a family to comfortably camp.The varanger camp has a inner tent and floor that are separate to each other so either can be used or neither 🙂

We always use the inner tents no matter what the weather.

 

Our home for the weekend!
Our home for the weekend!
Inside the Varanger Camp
Finmark & Varanger Camp
Fire and Tipi Tents
Finmark & Varanger Camp Finmark and the Varanger Camp Tipi’s

Finmark & Varanger Camp

Really a beautiful campground and lovely sites!  Once unpack and sorted we took a walk to one of the many beaches, superb and not at all crowded it almost felt like we were in a tropical location except for the ice cold ocean water!

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Yes we were spoiled with our highland beef, nothing tastes better than campfire food!  And there is nothing more divine than the smell of a camp fire!

Steaks from our grassfed highlands Camp made burgers Yum!

Yum 

Roasting Marshmallows
And… of course roasting marshmallows!

Exploring the beaches we saw many crabs and jelly fish that had washed up on the beaches. Lots of animal tracks too, pretty amazing how fresh the tracks were each time yet we never spotted a deer on the beach, i swear they were in stealth mode 🙂

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The evening sunsets were indescribably gorgeous! how can one even put words to such tranquility

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The weekend was lovely we did lots of trails and beach walks, nothing better for the soul than a weekend with family and nature!

Packing up is always a breeze with the tipi tents,and using the M101 to haul our stuff just made light work of packing up!

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Cover on and almost ready to head home
Cover on and almost ready to head home

Next time….will be a weekend away doing our most favorite camping and that is simply back country camping where there is not another soul around, these are my favorite times!