Double Island May Cleanup Weekend Trip Report
A windy day greeted myself, Jay, Derek and his mate Paul, Trever and little Eres on Friday as we set up just north of the Surfriders Camp.
After setting up we settled in for an easy relaxing afternoon before starting a fire and having dinner and a few ales then early night.
Saturday morning saw a hearty breakfast as we waited for the arrival of members Brad, Stan and Jo with visitors Frank, Simmone, Nicole and Sarah.
We headed off to the start of our cleanup area being The Alesha track. After collecting what was unfortunately an all too familiar haul of beer bottles and cans on the track we turned into the bay and cleaned up along the beach and dunes as far as the point.
By now it was close to lunch time so we headed back along the beach to find a spot to set up for lunch. After lunch we headed into rainbow for the customary ice cream, then we headed out of town and down the Fresh Water track back to camp and dropped off our rubbish bags to be weighed at Surfrider HQ where we were joined by late comer Rod who had collected a couple of bags of rubbish on his way up.
After getting organised at camp we headed down to Surfriders for the afternoons entertainment and prize draws. While kids played on the jumping castle we had a few ales and sausage sandwiches while listening to music and hoping to have the winning ticket.
As evening fell and the cold wind set in we headed back to camp to crank up the fire have dinner while the kids ran around with torches and did kids stuff. A great night was had around the fire with an interesting debate about football codes.
Sunday morning we woke to a very wet camp, so after breakfast we packed up camp and headed home. On the way Brad, Jay and myself stopped in to give the guys a hand to load the rubbish on to a tipper said our goodbyes, then headed down the beach to the ferry and home.
I would like to thank Craig, Aaron and everyone involved with Surfrider Foundation Sunshine Coast for putting on this great event for the 10th time. Our club members should all be proud to be involved with over 3 tonne of rubbish collected.