river camp weekend
Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th February, 2017
Last weekend saw a total of 33 campers trailer,
slide ons, roof tops & caravans attend the annual Myall River Camp. Some
arrived on the Wednesday previous and some stayed on to the following
Wednesday with most people enjoying at least 3 days camped by the river just
out of Hawk Nest N.S.W.
Early arrivals on the Thursday were
treated to a fly over from Williamtown RAAF Base that was only surpassed by
another fly over later in the weekend by Kevinís (Davis) blimp , drone or
what ever that ad the crowds in rapture. Dolphins were sighted in the river
on the Friday and Sunday by most of the guests present.
Saturday night saw the traditional
dinner on the river where most at the camp dressed in a beach theme and
enjoyed the evening. Beery supplied a massive fireworks display at no cost
to those present which featured spectacular light flashes and tremendous
sound effects that appeared to be inside the shelters and tents that people
were standing in. A small drop of rain eased the dust and controlled the
fires that were lit for the barbque. After the show most people returned to
cook over the relit fires although some campers did sneak off to cook on gas
in their own annexes. A gust of wind or two was also organised to test the
guy ropes and pegs on all set ups. Sunday saw a number of members take the
Ferry to Nelsons Bay which always is a good experience.
It was pleasing to see a number of
newbies present at the meet, particularly Rick and Carol Harper who called
in from QLD on the way to a few weeks touring NSW, (look forward to catching
up in the future). It was also noted that Mick Bretherton tested the sand
out and needed to rely on a passing vehicle to get off the beach. (probably
should have attended the sand driving seminar put on a couple of years back
Once again our thanks to Park Managers, Henry and Elaine who always go out
of their way to make our stay a great experience and thanks all who attended
for making what I thought was a great weekend .Thanks also to Anita for
collecting the money which helps out Elaine after having a heavy load over
the Xmas period.
Next year we are looking to have the
meet on the weekend before Australia Day and would appreciate any comments
regarding this change. That weekend is surprisingly quite although the cost
is holiday peak $30 per night.