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Black Cockatoo Bush camp weekend meet



SA members weekend meet

Black Cockatoo Bush Camp

held on the weekend of Saturday 4th to Monday 6th October 2008


    We arrived Thursday morning with dark clouds over head, after finding a spot, we set up camp. After lunch a new member, Barry arrived, found a place and set up his new Jayco and joined us for the evening chatting about places he lived and where I grew up.

    Friday we woke to a miserable day, with memories of the recent Minlaton meet, I thought here we go another wet weekend and yes it  poured after lunch just as Jason arrived. He set up camp in the rain and later joined us and Barry in our camper trailer.

    We all spent the evening in a shelter area with a small fire enjoying a few drinks with cheese and crackers, then off to bed.

    Saturday we woke to a perfect day with blue skies. Rosie and Barry went on a 3km walk in scrub area near the camp. Dirk, Joy with kids, Lisa and Trent arrived late afternoon, not long after Barry's Mate Janis (pronounced Yanis) arrived and stayed overnight.

    The evening saw us all around the big campfire area. We pulled dinner, each contributing something, Jason showed just how great a cook this young fireman was with meat balls and potatoes. Yummmm. Trent was chief marshmellow on a stick cooker. Rosie cooked her special pumpkin damper, served with jam and cream for desert.

    A very late night was had by all even later for some LOL.

    Sunday we woke to another lovely day, the morning saw more walks. In the afternoon Rosie and I went to Naracoorte and had a look at the Wool Shed Museum. Joy and Lisa found a homeless dog, a white Maltese terrier, very cute doggy. Sunday evening had us all back around the camp fire, an early night was had by all.

show & tell

Jason showed a big blue tent peg that screws into the ground
Barry showed a box containing assorted tools he bought for car tyre puncture repairs
Dirk made an esky from a old bar fridge
We showed our coffee table made from a old canvas folding seat


    Monday we woke to a miserable day, Dirk packed up in the pouring rain and left in the afternoon after trying fishing again with still no luck. Monday evening was spent quiet around the camp fire with a couple and their son who parked next to us in a caravan.

    Tuesday the skies were grey with fine rain. We all packed up and said our good byes and headed off, being the last to leave by 9am.


highlights of the weekend

Dirk's Bar as he was a licensee
Dirk's fiery roast potatoes
Jason's Kitchen open 24/7
Trent's marshmellow stick
3 Km bushwalk that took twice as long on Sunday than any other time


Dave & Rosie CampRanger (rear over)
Barry Jayco OutBack Eagle
Jason CampRanger (side over)
Dirk Holspeed Mk11


    This was our second CamperTrailers meet as hosts this year. It was great meeting new friends and putting faces to names that appear on the Group's forum. Its just a pity, more people couldn't attend, 4 Camper trailers isn't many, but I guess its more than none.

See you next time

Dave & Rosie











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