What would camping be without a braai fire? The early evenings in a campsite spawn a number of fires in various stages of completion, and the air is soon filled with the aroma of burning wood / charcoal / cooking meat. Faces are lit up by the flames, laughter abounds … later some fires are damped down as people turn in for the night, while more wood is added to others to fuel an evening of shared stories.
All begin with something small, perhaps some kindling.
This brings with it the anticipation later of coals just ready for cooking.
Sometimes, campfires also serve the purpose of thawing a beer left in the freezer for too long!
There is something magical about sitting outside in the dark, replete after a fine meal, watching the flames licking round a log and the glow of the embers in the dark.