We camped on the block for the first time this weekend. The weather was horrible yesterday, could not see those mountains for cloud and rain. It was just a little better this morning. Nonetheless the camping trial was a success. As we have no electricity connected to the block we will be depending on the gas for cooking and the fridge and solar/battery for lights and computers. No heating or cooling.
It was fascinating to stay overnight. I had not noticed there was no street lighting in the town until last night. It was incredibly dark at night. The nearest neighbours were not home so just a few pin pricks of light from more distant homes. You don't realise how much man-made light exists in most towns until it is not there.
I had to laugh about our decision to camp out this weekend. I looked up the web and there was a weather report promising lots of rain and cold weather. Then I looked at the Weather Channel page and it said it would be quite warm (16C) and sunny/showery. I convinced Ian that was what the weather would be like because after all the Weather Channel's business is weather and the sun was beginning to peep through at Lawson. As we headed west it got wetter and wetter. Shan't trust the Weather Channel's forecast ever again.