Past Events

Lakeside weekend meet


lakeside camping ground
near purnong landing SA

held on the Australia Day long weekend of Saturday 24th to Monday 26th of January 2009

    A perfect setting on a warm long weekend. Well grassed with toilets & showers made for a hassle free get together.

    Fab & Deb set up Friday and loved having the camp all to themselves (plus the kids).

    Saturday was for relaxing under the shady trees. We enjoyed a game of yahtzee and sampling some of Rickís Coopers Home Brew. Will bring my keg next trip to quench the thirst of the guys. Browsing through Daveís huge assortment of camping gadgets kept us entertained.

    Everyone decided on a bbq for Saturday nightís meal. A cooling breeze arrived, so the campfire was lit. Our friendly intruders settled in with us for the night with some friendly banter and camping gadgets being shown. The origins of some nick-names were discussed and "Dangles" brought a roar of laughter. (use oneís imagination and involve the word Moon)

    Sunday was enjoyed fishing and watching the multitude of water activities on the Mighty Murray River. A stark contrast to our peaceful campsite with dry lagoon only 15 kmís upstream . Our visitors Burnie & Shirley loved the camping ground and joined us on our day trip. We caught a couple of carp with a few monsters breaking the lines around the snags. The Murray Princess Paddle Steamer was an impressive sight as it wound itís way down the River.

    Sunday night was another relaxing night around a smaller fire in the bbq enclosure. Rosieís pumpkin damper with jam & cream had everyone lining up for seconds & thirds. Cindy made Baked Apples with sultanas and tinned apricots smothered with custard. The Kidís had a feast. Next time Deb will be making her baked banana with chocolate & marshmallow, Yum.

    Another warm day Monday made for an early pack-up and everyone was ready by 11am.

    We forgot the cricket set, so decided on an Australia Day Tunnel Ball Championship.

    The first race provided a dead heat, and the decider was won by the "Little Intruderís Team".

    A couple more games with somersault and cartwheel races ensured the kids were exhausted for the drive home.

    Was a pleasure to host another campertrailer meet and we looking forward to many more.


Rosie & Dave with their CampRanger.

Fab & Deb, April, Nick, Callum & Hailey & Mutt with their Kitchen Trailer & Tents.

Rick & Cindy with their Camp/o/matic.

Intruders Phil & Karen & their granddaughter Madison with their Challenge.

Day Visitors from Murray Bridge, Burnie & Shirley (have an Adventure Camper Trailer)

Cuffs & Danny both cancelled at the last minute. Maybe next trip fellas.

Rick & Cindy


























better times


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