Friday 30th April to Sunday 2nd May, 2010
Another Camper Trailer Group
weekend, what would the weather bring? Dave and Rosie had had their fill of
wet weather camping. Earlier in the week the weather had been cold and damp
BUT on the day the forecast was for sun and mild temperatures. We were not
to be disappointed
First to arrive was (you may have guessed it!) Smokey Dave
and Rosie. By the time Mike arrived before lunch they had taken the best
position and were having their first cuppa.! Bernie and Shirley were a
little slow off the mark this time and arrived after, apparently, a very
nice pub lunch.
By the time Barb, Mick and the “drop bears” (Amanda and
Lauren) arrived it was dark and the camp fire was well and truly alight. A
little later our peace was disturbed by the arrival of Rick and Cindy! We
were now all present and correct.
Saturday was a brilliant day – no cloud and a temperature of
25. During the morning some of us explored the local area and walked along
the river, conned the ferrywoman to take us back and forth across the River
Murray and navigated blind successfully through the bush. Those not so
motivated, “laboriously” walked between their campers exchanging views and
comments on their latest acquisitions.
By lunch time we were all sitting under the tress enjoying
toasted sandwiches and we were very pleasantly surprised to be joined by
John and Robyn; they had driven over from Balaklava for the afternoon. It
was especially nice to see Robyn. She is going though a tough time at the
moment and we all wished her well.
The afternoon was spent in true camper trailer group fashion
with some going for a short drive, others hunting for gold with a metal
detector, whilst others started to prepare their “choofers” for the evening
Rick surprised us all with a huge pumpkin he had purchased
down the road – a magnificent specimen (the pumpkin that is!).
After a great meal the evening was Bernie’s. He regaled all
of us with a very witty “show and tell” mystery parcel and a story which
must have been at least a mile long, finishing off with the unwrapping of a
parcel containing his “patented” tent peg puller for Rick. Well done Burnie
it was great show to watch!
Sunday morning surprised us all with a lovely sunrise
followed by thick fog! We debated the merits of packing up damp or should we
wait for the fog to clear. Those that waited a while won. By 10.30 we were
packed up and ready to leave. It had been a great weekend.
We farewelled Dave and Rosie’s camper for the last time –
they are “trading down” to a small caravan!
Until the next time ….