Victoria campers Vicki Asselin and Glen Brown

Victoria campers Vicki Asselin and Glen Brown

Campmingo; where the flamingos are abundant

Shortly after commenting on how funny it would be if their flamingo theme campsite garnered media attention, the Gazette’s editor introduced himself, to uproarious laughter.

Shortly after commenting on how funny it would be if their flamingo theme campsite garnered media attention, the Gazette’s editor introduced himself, to uproarious laughter.

Victoria campers Glen Brown and Vicki Asselin were in the Cowichan Lake area last weekend, taking in the Gordon Bay Campground.

“I’ve been camping with flamingo things for over 25 years,” Brown said.

“It’s fun!”

The attention and laughs it elicits makes it worth while.

Flamingo antenna-ends on his truck, flamingo cups, a flamingo hat, pink chairs, and about 20 flamingo yard ornaments blanketed their campsite.

“You can’t even buy them any more,” he said, of the flamingo yard ornaments. “You have to order them!”

It was a lot easier to find them in the 70s, he said.