near bathurst nsw
Saturday 19th to
Sunday 20th November, 2011
A total of 19 camper trailers from the Australian
CamperTrailers Group attended our first weekend camp that we had hosted at
Macquarie Woods which is a state owned forest, approximately 30km west of
Bathurst, off the Mitchell Highway via Cashens Lane. The camping area is
large, tree studded and grassy, has a mixture of drop and flushing toilets
and a water tap for non drinking use. Beautiful views and colourful sunrises
added to our enjoyment.
The majority of campers arrived on the Friday. The
weather was partly cloudy, with no wind and the temperature hovered in the
high 20 degrees. Unfortunately the flies were waiting for us. At 4.30pm we
had the obligatory happy hour and new members were welcomed and introduced.
Those campers who hadn’t been to Macquarie Woods before were very pleased
with the camp site. Later that evening a few fires were struck up in the
fireplaces but most members retired early to bed. Members had travelled as
far afield as Queensland, Sydney, Central & South Coast and Central West
NSW. The phone coverage and TV reception was reasonable.
Saturday morning was sunny then turned partly cloudy in
the afternoon. Again the temperature hovered in the high 20’s. A communal
meal had been planned for 6.30pm. This meal was entirely non compulsory and
the members participated or attended. Most bought their own table and they
were all set up in line. The food was placed on the sandstone flagging
adjacent to the information shed and it included:
Gourmet Kangaroo Onion
& Cous Cous
Seafood & Chorizo
Hotpot & Rice
With much laughter and frivolity we all enjoyed the
communal meal. It was suggested that the CamperTrailers Group host another
meet at the same place and date next year, 17th/18th November 2012. The
theme for the 2012 weekend was proposed as an “Early Xmas”.
Peter Elliot showed off his new shower tent, but he
didn’t use it until after the meet. Donna and Ed’s new shower pump was a
“dud”. The Lacey’s kids paddled their kayaks on the “duck pond”.
Most of the members departed on the Sunday, just before
the rain arrived. Six other campers stayed on until Monday.
Your hosts Kevin & Carolyn Davis.