easter at old
camper trailers spread out
in the paddock at Old Bara
Rob & Carol hosted a members get together at Old Bara
over Easter with over forty camper trailers attending. Old Bara is a 1100 acre property running 100% grass feed
beef near Mudgee NSW which is owned by Richard & Sally Nagel.
The weather was perfect with warm sunny days, while the
nights dropped to single figures making a pleasant time around the evenings
campfires. Members arrived from far a field as Tenterfield, Wollongong,
Orange & Dubbo to attend the get together & set up their camper trailers for a relaxing weekend on the
large grassed paddock not too far from the new longdrops Richard had
It is nice to meet members face to
face who are attending their first weekend with the group & also pleasing to
see how at ease they feel with everyone around the campfire. Of course the
campfire is the social hub of the campsite & with such a large number of
people, there were several fires.
On Saturday morning Rob & Carol led a trip to Hands
on Rock & also The Drip via a few back roads. Hands on Rock is a sandstone
overhang with many ancient Aboriginal stenciled hand prints on the back
wall. A two kilometre return walk along the bank of the Goulburn River leads to The Drip,
a towering sandstone cliff face dripping clear spring water. The walk is
enchanting as you pass sandstone caves, pergoda formations & through an arch. After lunch in the carpark everyone went
different directions back to camp.
We chose to head to Gulgong & had a look at the
restoration work that has been carried out on the two Holtermann Museum
buildings. During our auction night at the national meet last September we
raised money towards this project. The two buildings were looking fantastic.
Some decided to drive into nearby Rylestone & Mudgee for
the Saturday morning markets.
Most departed on the Monday with the final few on