Lille Gupu ‘camping’ trip

Well, it’s almost the end of the summer and a full moon. What better time to make that long promised camping trip to Lille Gupu in the woods above Billingstad. And what a delight it was too. Fantastic, really.

pond at lille gupe

Peaceful duck pond opposite the shelters.

We set off on the short walk to these little shelters around 6pm and soon made camp home. A roaring fire was built and the ever present sausages were soon wolfed down followed by our now traditional bananas stuffed with chocolate cooked in the embers of the fire. Oh, and a couple of beers of course.

lille gupu shelters

Home for the night at Lille Gupu.

After getting thoroughly smoky around the camp fire we snuck into our sleeping bags. The temperature dropped to about 10 degrees but apart from slightly chilly ears and noses our new cozy sleeping bags did the job.

It got light sometime after 6am, so around 7am we kicked the fire back into life to ward off the early morning chill. Fresh coffee and pancakes made up our first breakfast, followed by a leisurely stroll around the small pond, sitting in the sunshine watching the ducks chasing dragon flies. So happy to be up early and to enjoy such lovely peace and quiet (well, apart from the occasional sheep or cow bell!).

Unheedingly leaving the camping stuff behind, we headed over to the newly re-opened Gupu cafe (5 mins walk away) and we had a very yummy second breakfast after chatting to the new cafe owners for a while. It was nice to meet you Anette and also to hear some of your plans Casey, we wish you all the luck in the world, especially in 9 days lol!(Anette is very pregnant!).

That finished us off so we broke camp and we were back in the car around 12. What an amazingly relaxing 18 hours or so. Lovely to be heading home as the relative crowds ascend to enjoy the afternoon in glorious weather in the woods. Again soon please!

Stay well


About Ian

Handyman, humanitarian, inventor, blogger and finally a house husband looking after Cecilia, Julia, William near Hvalstrand in Asker, Norway.
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