So the big reason for getting the pod was to facilitate fast weekend getaways.  This weekend we went up the Sunshine coast to Cotton Tree, not a lot of time to write a long post, but just wanted to share one of  Gary’s lovely photos, taken just after sunrise.

A couple of notes about Cotton Tree, so at this time of year, school holidays, the camp is pretty full of families, kids everywhere.  It is a great place for kids with sheltered swimming and kayaking at the river mouth and family friendly spaces.  Some of the best camping sights are right on the beach, so generally speaking a pretty awesome camp, for us, perhaps not as quite as we would like, but despite being pretty packed the stay was still pretty peaceful.  We chose to pay for a powered site so not the cheapest option at just over $60 for the one night, but clean amenities with hot showers and we didn’t have to run down the battery on the pod.  Next time we might try to get an unpowered site on the beach and charge the battery with a solar panel, which seems like the best option, certainly that was what all the beach side campers seemed to be doing.  Great swimming and beach walk, a patrolled swimming area just down the beach a bit, and of great importance, several decent cafes just across the road, happily waiting to cater to my caffeine addiction. Good veggie options on the menu at Mojo’s cafe where we had breakfast, and great fresh juice.   Free wifi, courtesy of the Sunshine coast council, good speed, but limited to only two hours a day. So all in all a pretty good spot, just maybe not the most economical.

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