So, the next day we wanted to walk around in the area of Bents Basin State Conservation Area and maybe spot even more wombats. Yes, that was the ultimate goal!
When you walk a bit, starting at the campsite, you get to a lake, where you can swim or have a nice picnic, which many families did. We had our food back at our van and didn’t bring any.
After walking around the lake and talking to a ranger about seeing wombats (what else?), we decided to walk up to Caleys Lookout. It was a nice walk/ easy hike and you can see the lake from up there, which we enjoyed very much.
Then we walked back down and back to the campsite. It was such a beautiful day! In the evening you could even have a fire, since there was no fire ban at the time.
The campsite was pretty empty, because it was a Sunday and all the families had left. I found this a bit creepy at night, because there was literally like six other campers and the campground is huge! But it also was beautiful during the day and so calm.
This is the amenities and this campground had the smallest amount of all the campgrounds we visited. There was no place to cook, we weren’t even able to have light in the camp area next to the bathrooms, so we put our phone flashlights on and cooked there with our own equipment. There were lots of spiders, I remember being scared when going to the bathroom/toilets. Also, I don’t understand why the women’s bathrooms are always the ones at the back of the building? There could easily be a creep waiting for you. You could also only shower for two minutes I think, which sounded little but was enough in the end, even for washing my hair. After the last night, I was so happy to leave the van. It was the perfect vehicle/hotel for this trip, but sleeping in it for almost two weeks really is enough and you start longing for a real bed.
After getting back to campground and eating something, we walked a bit further around and spotted some wombats. The first one is funny, because I just walked and the wombat came towards me and then we both looked at each other. When I didn’t move, it didn’t seem scared anymore and just went on with its business.
This was actually the highlight of our trip: seeing wombats in the wild. They are just adorable. When we talk about this trip these days, we often talk about the wombats. Sometimes we mention them randomly: “Hey, remember the wombats?”
Hope you enjoyed my little post and the pictures!