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 newnes weekend

Saturday 5th to Sunday 6th May, 2013

Rob & Carol hosted a CamperTrailers Group members get together on the weekend of Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th May 2013 on the grassy river flat opposite the old pub, known as the Newnes Historic Wilderness Retreat at Newnes near Lithgow NSW. There was room for around twenty-five comfortably spaced campsites. Members had traveled from far a field as Wollongong, Orange, Tamworth & Newcastle.

The weekend was bathed in glorious autumn sunshine with cool nights for close encounters around the campfire. While a frost was forecast for the Saturday morning, it wasn't until Monday morning we woke to a white carpet over the campground.

While some members took the opportunity to explore the remains of the old shale oil works not too far from camp, others drove to the 'glow worm tunnel' which is an abandoned rail tunnel that used to transport the processed shale oil. There was also plenty of sitting around in the sun & catching up with old friends or meeting new ones.

Rob & Carol




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