the September school holidays the family went camping in Washpool
National Park, near the Queensland border. We'd not been there
before - it was purely an exploratory trip. We met up with Gill,
Liam and Ellen, who came down from Brisbane. The weather was
unseasonably hot, so we weren't allowed to light fires which was a real
For something to do the boys decided to sling the
hammock between 2 trees about 3 metres above the ground. A great
source of amusement for all, and fortunately no serious injuries.