The following blog post was written by OpenAI (https://chat.openai.com/) using a small number of dot points I gave it about our recent camping trip. As a test, I wanted to see how it’d go at writing a post using just some basic facts. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty bloody clever and other than a couple of really minor error corrections, I’ve copied and pasted the OpenAI words verbatim!
We hope you enjoy it!
It was day three of our camping and photography trip to the Helena and Aurora Ranges, and we were feeling pretty accomplished. We had hiked up to the Bungalbin East peak and had some incredible views to show for it. And today, we were ready for more.
We started the day with a late breakfast around the campfire. It was the perfect way to start the day, and we were feeling energized and ready for the day’s hike. Our plan was to tackle the South Peak hike, which was about 5km with a 230-metre ascent and descent. Easy peasy, right?
Well, not exactly. The hike was a little more strenuous than we expected, and we spent most of the time bush bashing our way to the top. But the views from the top were worth it, and we even spotted a chilled-out Bearded Dragon lizard and a cool beetle. We took some great pictures and then started our trek back down.
That’s when things got a little tricky. Bushy slipped over once again on the loose stones. But we made it back to the car in one piece and started our drive back to the campsite.
On the way back, we encountered a fallen tree over the road. It wasn’t there on our trip out that morning, but a quick chop with the chainsaw saw that cleared, and we had some more firewood to add to our collection.
When we returned to the campsite, we noticed that we had neighbours, but they were about 50 metres away, so we didn’t mind. We had a brisk cold shower that night, as I couldn’t get the hot water going. It wasn’t until much later that I realized the gas bottle had run out. But a quick switch to the second bottle meant we had gas and hot water for the next night.
As expected, with it being Easter Friday and the first day of the extended long weekend, we watched about 20 more cars arrive and camp. Everyone spread out, and while we were still over 50 metres from our nearest neighbour, we felt a little jaded as we’d had the park to ourselves for the first two days.
As we relaxed by the campfire again, this time after eye fillet steaks and more old fashioneds, we watched the darkening clouds gather over the west and flashes of thunder and lightning. Luckily, we only had a couple of showers pass over, which saw us retreat to the van for about 10 minutes.
But the highlight of the night had to be our new camp treat. Bushy suggested we cook some toast over the campfire and have it with butter and vegemite. I got the grill off the bbq, and we toasted our bread over a bed of hot coals. It was delicious, and we made a mental note to have it again.
Overall, it was another great day in the Helena and Aurora Ranges, and we couldn’t wait to see what the next day would bring.