Thanks for the welcome.
I'm still reading posts... Sorry if I reply to really old ones. I don't always check when they were posted and I'm just so keen to join into the conversation. lol
And yeah, my dog's slightly autistic, I think. Most dogs would feel so lucky if they could have the holidays my dog has!
And the NSW South Coast isn't much warmer than Canberra unfortunately. That's why we don't go camping from about April till October.
And the ocean is coldest in summer! But then I don't really like swimming anyway. I just like watching other people do it!