Burra Gorge (World's End) Weekend
held on the weekend of Saturday 1st
& Sunday 2nd of July
At our last SA meet at Black Cockatoo,
we discussed our next venue for a meet and agreed that Burra Gorge would be a
great place to re-visit. Who to host? A bit of arm twisting, and Danny
volunteered to organise the meet.
A few arrived late Friday afternoon, with Pesty ,Glenda and Cody meeting up with
John and Suzette. Rambo arrived later on.
Cindy and I arrived about 10am Saturday morning and noticed Cuffs & Duke and
Danny & Karl (15) setting up camp in roaring winds.
Cuffs was on his third attempt at setting up his Coleman Canopy, but reluctantly
admitted defeat to Mother Nature.
After a good half an hour of scouting the area for our camp position, we settled
on a spot in the open, away from the swaying branches. We could have cuddled in
with the early birds, but like Cuffs and Danny, we enjoy being as far away from
each other as politely possible.
Saturday afternoon was spent lazing around the campfire and exploring what the
Gorge has to offer.
John & Liz decided that a day trip would suit them this weekend and spent an
hour meeting & greeting everyone.
With the rain falling lightly, the men-folk agreed that we needed some kind of
shelter for the night in case of heavy rain. Cuffs’ had already admitted defeat
and my large tarp wasn’t going to work. Rambo to the rescue, and it was decided
to put up his canopy on the camper (a little lop-side due to the small ? nips of
Muscat being shared around).
While Pesty was away sight-seeing, it was agreed to re-locate the fire away from
near his camper to be closer to our new shelter.
Late Saturday afternoon we had the arrival of Bill & Annette, Nick (16), Matt
(10), Jarrod (8) and Zak (5). Bill has trained his troops well, as the set-up of
the Ultimate ,drop tent & swags was done with ease.
Saturday night we were finally greeted by our Victorian visitors Dale & Lynda. A
12 hour trip (extended by the faulty satellite haha) for an overnighter? That’s
The light rain didn’t dampen the spirits Saturday night as we enjoyed exploring
the options of keeping dry.
The fire roared all night with the huge load of firewood mainly supplied by
Sunday morning was a relaxing affair with a few going bush walking , some
4wding. I tried fishing for trout after finding some beaut waterholes a couple
of kilometres upstream.
Thanks to Danny for organizing this meet and to all of the good people who