I took the three middle children—Regan, Aisling, and Aoibheann—camping to Castle Falls this weekend. The sites are first- come, first-served, so I took the day off in order to get their earlier than the after-work crowd.
We arrived shortly after noon and quickly set up camp.
We did a bit of exploring, and came across the water source. Here is Regan pumping out water:
We went for a bit of a hike, and found a great place to go swimming. It was pretty warm out, and we really wanted to cool off. Here we are hiking down to our spot:
Here is what the river looked like from our swimming hole:
The children a little apprehensive about getting into the very cold water:
Regan after going all the way under:
This is as far as Aisling could make it:
Aoibheann made it a bitter further:
Regan skipping rocks:
We stopped off at the falls on the way back to the campsite:
After supper, we took a trip down to the river, which was just a few dozen metres from our campsite:
It started raining in the middle of night. There was even a lot of lightning and thunder, which was pretty cool when it lit up the tent. Anyhow, the rain didn’t let up, so we had to skip the pancakes we had planned, broke camp in the rain, and we had apples and trail mix for breakfast before heading home.
Here’s the view on the way home.
It sure was a great time, and Mary fell in love with the site just by seeing the photos. She hopes to join us next year.