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Camp Life – Pukatja Part 3

There’s so much more to say about our time in Pukatja. The festival, the waterhole, the card games, the team getting to know each other, the Jesus stuff, the donkeys… Or the time the kids found out where we were staying. They decided to stay too. There was a whole afternoon that we had our own…

Camp Life – Pukatja Part 2

What Actually Happened. Day 1: We arrive, feel awkward and confused, but play an amazing game of Emperor and Scum. Day 2: We attend the community’s Good Friday Passion Play, and then play an amazing game of Jungle Speed. That night we attend an Easter service (our third by that point) and find out that…

Camp Life – Pukatja Part 1

  “So, who wants to go to Pukatja?”. We were sitting around our Basecamp dining table which had only recently been set up, with a couple of newbies from Victoria who had only just arrived at camp, discussing a plan which had only just been decided on. The past week had been a series of umms and ahhhh…

Camp Life – Day 1 & 2 (ish)

The thing about the Pilgrimage to Uluru is that someone’s got to go ahead and make a place for all the Pilgrims to come to. That task falls to the intrepid group of explorers known as the Basecampers. Basecampers are a strange breed, with many strange habits. We are readers, thinkers, philosophers, planners, tea drinkers, youth…

Camp Life – Day 3, 4, 5 & Whatever Else I’ve Lost Count.

Give the camp blogger a drill and you wont get an update for days. I still have the bruises to prove it. So setting up this thing is a massive task. We’ll be living here for a month, and through 16 years of experience we’ve managed to learn (sometimes the hard way) what is necessary…

Pilgrim Life #3 – Party Time

That’s all this is for, really. To get to the great big post-Uluru-visit after party. A party build on love, water slides and Vance Joy covers.

Pilgrim Life #2 – It’s What We Came Here To Do

Sort of. I guess. What did we come here to do? Because it’s been a HUGE weekend and our minds are a little fuzzy. Oh yeah. This:

Pilgrim Life #1 – So That Happened.

How do you even pack such a huge weekend into a single blog post? By not even trying. This is the part where we talk about the weekend in a few key chunks. Chunk no. 1 is the sequel (confusing, I know) to this post. Why do we put up a big circus tent? Why is…

Camp Life #7 – Tentalicious

The Tent Raising ceremony is an important one to Basecamp. Sacred stuff. But we think maybe the lengthy posts written about it every year are really just an excuse to post photos of us doing genuine, real, proper hard work. So let’s just get to the pics.             And that…

Team Life – The Rest #1

Super Happy Team Get to Know You Time! We are not just Rose and Steve, and thank goodness for that because it would never happen with The Rest. This is Part 1 of The Rest, because there are many and some of them haven’t even arrived yet. Without further ado, we introduce: Dave. Dave is…

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