Past Events

 Myall River weekend

myall river weekend

Saturday 8th  to Sunday 9th February, 2014

The Myall River Camp provided a place for thirty camper trailers to set up and enjoy a coastal setting and experience plenty of bird and reptile life while socialising with fellow members. Many arrived on the Thursday and departed on Monday while some lucky ones even stayed on into the week. The weather was exceptional for the weekend and swimming in the Myall River proved popular amongst the campers. It was great to see John and Carol in a wheelchair, take advantage of this (she was an inspiration). Camps were set up both on the river front and across the track in the centre of the park.

Some experienced the sights of Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest and others of the National Park at Mungo Brush. Others tried out the local Golf Course. Wilko was pleased with himself by managing to beat three of the locals (they were all veterans over the age 80). I managed to hide my favourite fishing holes however Greg Burton did win the weigh in with a monster flathead. How it came wrapped in the local newspaper that the Fish Co-Op supplies is amazing!!! Dianne Griffin weighed in a suspect headless whiting however she did mention that it had a really long nose!!!! Norm had a flounder but Mitch later told me his dad pounded it out with a hammer to get it to legal size!!!!

We managed to get a few people onto the beach to experience the area from Hawks Nest to Little Gibber and also test out my recovery gear. Norm obliged by overheating his Landcruiser Ute and we needed jumper leads to restart the engine. Greg then asked me to show him how to use my new Max Tracks, so I deliberately backed into the softest sand on the beach. (they worked a treat and should be part of all 4 x 4 recovery kits).

Happy hour in Camp Central was really popular and most experienced the nibbles and drinks there each afternoon before returning to the individual camps for dinner. After dinner a fire was enjoyed overlooking the river where people told of their adventures of the day. Saturday night saw a combined wood BBQ on the waterfront where many different salads provided by the women were enjoyed with the men cooking over the wood fires (true camping). Most adapted their clothing to the beach theme of the night.

Our thanks go to all who attended for allowing us to make this meet a successful one. Anita and I certainly met many who we had not had the opportunity before. A special thanks to Mr and Mrs 12 Volt (Rob and Caz) who gave us help and advice on setting up the organisation of the weekend. Mr 12 Volt was in constant demand and made himself available at every opportunity to many of us with questions on our set ups in our respective vans.

Thanks once again for what we feel was a successful weekend and we look forward to organising another one if it fits in with the ever increasing events calendar. If anyone does go to the River Camp during the year make yourselves known to the managers Elaine and Henry and I am sure they will look after you.

Beery and Anita


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