Saturday morning, we enjoyed
a very informative walkabout visiting each Camper trailer. Each owner gave a
talk about their camper including the cost. Better than going to a camper
Sat afternoon a few members
visited an aboriginal rock art site after walking along some beautiful
country. we were back in time to watch the end of the AFL footy final. Great
reception on a laptop and reasonable reception on Robís TV. Robynne proudly
flew her Eagles flag from their camper.
On Saturday night, we all sat
down to a candle-lit dinner. plenty of delicious food was prepared and shared
by all. The menu had tender roast chicken, lamb curry & mashed potato, a leg
of ham, cobb-cooked pizza's, meatballs, freshly baked bread, salads, trifle,
custards and more.
After dinner, old macdonald,
banjo's swagman, the balloon orchestra, the world's ugliest man, a guessing
the name wizard, a very respectable strip-tease act, and general custers'
coward kept us entertained. It was great to see normally shy people come out
of their shell and have a go. Rob & Eve ( being their first meet and not
knowing anyone) slotted into the group confidently. They held a covering
blanket as Anne, Rob's 75 year old mother , performed a titillating striptease
act. Sheryl and Rob Martin were outstanding in their judging duties and the
striptease act was a popular winner. The prize of a $2 two-thirds full cleanskin of
cab/merlot is still unclaimed though.
Sunday was a more relaxing
day with some doing individual tours around the Grampians and the rest
enjoying a peaceful day around camp.
a few tales from the
The ooo's and ahrrrs when
Pete showed off his wine cellar.
Rob Martin had car trouble
after driving along a heavily corrugated road heading towards the rock art
Rob & Eve had the best
buy when they purchased their camper at around 1/2 retail price. (used only
Dale & Karen with their 3
well behaved kids, Emily Nick and Jeremy had a great set-up. loved their
laptop entertainment unit.
Rob's mate Lynton set up his
A van up in 30 secs, then took 20 minutes to connect his verandah.
The ultimaaate! had it's full
annexe up. huge area inside and underneath.
Paul & Leanne arrived last
and found a far-a-way campsite to suit their needs.
There was huge interest in
dave & robyne's set up with their full-frontal fly screen.
Lindsay & Sandra were
happy in their "dog-box" and contemplating their upgrade when the "Big Trip"
After giving my "Big Tip"
about using canola spray to stop the squeaks, Lindsay gave our camper the test
by connecting some "fishing rod bells" to the camper.
The golf championship was won
by Lindsay in a flukey display where he actually hit the bucket from about 70
A section of the drive going
to the "cave of hands" had the most heavily corrugated section of dirt that I
have driven on. Definitely shake, rattle and roll. The "easy walk" up to the
cave of hands was like walking the Kokoda trail for Cindy and myself. The
climb up the ladder to the fire lookout had Eve packing it when she reached
the un-fenced lookout. Where was her hero Rob when she needed reassurance??
Down on the lower level with no intention of going any higher.. hahahaha.
Rob & Eve's verandah was very
warm when some of us visited Sunday night. A couple of gas lights and full
enclosure provided a very comfortable venue.