17 October, Saturday
Finally, the day I’ve been waiting for ever since I’ve been in Aussie – camping!!!
Checked out of the apartment and Jacob was so nice to pick up us from our place to attend a frisbee meetup session before we went on our way to the campsite.
Nordic Festival @ Warburton
We made a stop at Warburton for a pee stop and to check out the town as well. There was a Nordic Festival going on that day. What luck! But cause we reached around 4pm, we were late and most of the activities had already ended.
It was getting late and we had to get on our way to reach the campsite before dark. But before that, we made a stop somewhere along the way and did a quick stop at a forest.
Peeing in the Woods!!!
We had a bit of dilemma whilst deciding on a campsite cause we were running low on petrol. If we were to head to the nearest town (which was a distance away), it’d be pitch black and we’d have a bit of a struggle setting up the stuff. Decided to settle and out we went into the woods!
Headed to bed around 12++am after teaching the guys how to play Kaboo! We had to be up at 7am the next day to head back to the city cause of work.
Ann preempted us that it was gna be cold and I thought I’d be fine with my leggings + shorts+ jeans and thermal + shirt + windbreaker + coat + scarf but NOPE. IT WAS FREEZING AT NIGHT.
I swear the temperature dropped below 10°C at night. I was struggling to sleep cause it was cold and the worst was having to hold my pee in. I didn’t wna get up in case I’d wake the others. But I was so glad when we all were up at 3++am cause that meant I could pee and be at peace!
Us girls were so glad to finally be awake at 6.30am cause the cold was pretty unbearable.
Lentils as Anything
Ann and Jacob brought us to this place called Lentil As Anything for breakfast. A sweet spot that’s based on a pay-what-you-deem-fit scheme.
Their food is of standards, tastes fantastic and seems pretty healthy to me! They even have gluten-free and vegan options for some foods. Definitely what I needed after a long cold night.
We had no accommodation booked for this night and I guess it’s perfect timing that my family was in town so we crashed their apartment in St. Kilda. Whoo, free stay!
SO. This was our second last day in Australia before we flew off to New Zealand the next day. My parents were heading back home to Singapore.
We actually booked our flight tickets to Auckland 12 days before confirming that we should really head to New Zealand. INSANE. Love the way we plan and book things so carefreely!
Read more about my time in Melbourne:
- Hardware Société + Pink Lake + Food Trucks
- Great Ocean Road + Wildlife Park
- Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges
- Puffing Billy/ Mount Macedon
- South Melbourne Market/ Queen Victoria Market
it's been ten years since i've peed in the wild. such a really memorable experience – sleeping in the woods in maybe 10deg at night, roasting s'mores and banana boats, taking countless photos in the dark. thanks ann, jacob, and felix for taking us camping. i had a really swell time! #warburton #melbourne #victoria #australia #backpack #travel #bedforone #bedforonetablefortwo #outdoors #nature #woods #camping #wilderness #melbourneexperience