Charlie Moreland ANZAC Weekend April 2015
With great weather expected, we arrived at camp and about 10.30 on Friday with visitor Mick in tow, to find keen new members Eddie and Chris waiting for a camp site to be available as a local school camp group were packing up.
While setting up camp I noticed Peter and his troopy camper parked in the back corner. So after a chat we quickly packed him up and he moved over to where we were.
As the day went on more members and visitors (Vernon, Cathy and Brendan) arrived and we settled in for a evening around the fire. Our President arrived last as he again had to solve a no light issue with his caravan, this time using the lights off his boat trailer.
Saturday morning saw a few members and visitors head in to Kenilworth for the ANZAC Service, and Karen, Julie and Brooke going for a 14k hike to the fire tower. (Makes me tied just think about it.)
As we had not driven these tracks for 12 months our trip leader Kev,
myself and a few others went to do a recky, which I’m glad we did as we spent a number of hours clearing trees from tracks with chainsaws and filling a big hole that had formed on one of the tracks.
4.5 hours later we returned to camp to find everyone else keen as mustered to go for a drive.
So with a quick lunch off we went to do it all again thinking it would be quicker this time. Everything was going well, until, Barry had a moment, or was that a movement?
After a quick assessment of the situation, club members put their recovery skills into action and we were soon on our way. The loop we chose, took us down the back of Black Hut road down onto McCauleys Rd. As it was getting quite dark we headed back to camp along the creek track.
Saturday night we spent around the fire with a few ales talking about the days adventures.
Sunday morning s saw members Ryan & Big Rod & Paula arrive, along with visitors Grant & Tricia.
As some of the girls headed into town for coffee, Andrew decided his clicking CV (which had been clicking for four years) was no good and would stay behind, we headed off along the creek and up Black Hut Rd which was mostly dry (Not a road to take if raining as the red clay turns to ice).
We then went down the other side which gave our visitors a real chance to try out their cars and their nerves. All good at the bottom so we headed across the creek and up to the tracks where they used to keep the bee hives.
These tracks can be a lot of fun with some more challenging than others. After a few hours we headed back to camp for lunch and pack up. Along the way we stopped in the creek for a group photo.
In attendance were:
Jim, Karen, Jay & Connor, Kev, Julie & Tegan, Peter, Eddy & Chris, Little Rod & Heather, Heath , Lily, Brianna, and Georgia, Kris, Flip & Dayne, Gazza & Brooke, Paul, Barry & Steff, Big Rod, Paula, Ryan & Keeley, Andrew & Meghan, Kev & Lorraine.
Brendan, Mick & Seb, Vernon & Cathy, Grant & Tricia.
Sorry if I missed anyone.
Thank you to Kev for leading and to those that came along for making this one very well attended camp. (16 cars)