The hard work had already been done. Our truck was fitted with the one-off coffee lover’s tent, kitted out with brew tools, had Sitka gear loaded in the back and we had found a spot that you normally would only find in your dreams.
Full of coffee and sausages (good combo huh?) and with the day starting to heat up rapidly, we set our attention back to the incredibly still lake. You see, for years now we’d dreamed of waking up surrounded by water. We didn’t know how possible it was, where to try it or how stuck the truck was going to get, but we were damn keen to give it a go. I mean, we’ve created tents that no longer require flat dry ground, so let’s see how far we could push.
Driving up and around the point we soon scoped out a particularly shallow stretch of lake, and knew that this was the spot. You see, while this stretch of white lakeside we were sitting on was amazing, we had other idea’s on where to unfold camp. So in we went.
Normally submerged by water on a beach is enough to make any truck owners hairs stand on end, but with fresh water all around the rinse added to the relaxedness of our still blue campsite. We unfolded our tent, setup camp like we never had before and as the water lapped the side of the truck we only just started to soak in that this dream was happening.
The bonnet of the truck became both our seat and table as we dried off and got ready for a night above.
Our aim was to find the ultimate wake up spot to enjoy an early morning cup, and you can bet we had found it.
As the wind picked up the tent was folded away and out came the surfboard for a few laps of the bay.
This was the kind of spot that you’ll find tucked away all over the country, and discovering places as mind blowing as this keeps our fire for adventure well stoked.
With the perfect location to test the newly created Kokako x Feldon Shelter Coffee Lovers tent and another dream experience ticked off the list, we set our sights back to navigating up the dirt track safely, out of the forest and towards home.
Words: Joel Hedges - Feldon Shelter
Photos: Josh Griggs