Rang in the new year at Copeton Dam with a few good friends. New years day, 2017, about 3pm it all hit the fan when our camp was hit by a mini bloody tornado. 3 gazebos strapped together sailed off and did quite a majestic aerobatic display before ingraciously dumping themselves 40ft away in twisted pile of bent and broken metal.
Tents were flattened but still there thankfully. A bit of emergency work and duct tape and tie downs salvaged 2 of the gazebos into some semblance of shelter. Later at tea time it was discovered that the dishwashing liquid had somehow made its way into one of the food crates and covered everything in its frangipani freshness.
My 6 year old declared it the worst day of the year! Couldn't argue with that lol. Nothing for it but to Crack a stubbie and wonder at the joys of camping