What I learned on July 5, 2011.
Well, when in doubt, listen to Ben's instincts.
This is what he saw when he road down to explore the potential campsite;
While he waited for us, Ben played around with his waterproof camera.
I guess if he was drowning you, this is what you'd see
Another under water shot
Jeff looking happy to be done for the day
And happy to be munching...
My dirty bike and...
...my little home for the night
A campfire and a beer...good stuff.
Mmmm, freeze dried campfood
The lake was serene and relaxing as the sun went down. We had a few bugs, at first, but bugspray seemed to help. Just at twilight we saw a swarm of bats dive bombing the lake right next to us. By the time they went away there was nary a bug to be found. Later on we ventured out to the end of the dock and were struck silent by the sheer number of stars in the sky. Jeff lives in Toronto and Ben and I live in LA so our night skies are filled with light polution and we each really appreciated this.
So, this is my set up. Inexpensive, but decent quality tent, air mattress (with electric pump) small pillow and a decent sleeping bag.
The sun comes up, but Ben and Jeff sleep in, so being an early riser I use the time to take some photos...