the weekend of Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd of December 2007
Drovers on Wagga - Tumbalong Road
group of CamperTrailers Group members held a get together from Friday 30th
November until Sunday 2nd December. The location was at Sandy Beach
on the Murrumbidgee River. Sandy Beach is on the outskirts of the small
village of Wantabadgery which is between Gundagai and Wagga Wagga.
and Chris were the first to arrive with their Oryx. They arrived just before
lunchtime on Friday morning. They had just about finished setting up when
Vicki and Alf arrived with their Camplet Concorde. Ron and Shirley arrived mid
afternoon with their Goldstream RV. Dale and Bernadette with their son
Nicholas arrived from Victoria late afternoon with their Aussie Swag. Dale and
Bernadette were accompanied by their friends Mick and Lynda with their sons
Alex, Liam and Ethan. Mick and Lynda and their children were in tents.
afternoon was spent relaxing by the early arrivals and greeting those who
arrived later. Friday evening was a quiet affair as the younger ones were
tired after their long trip.
Wagga Wagga 4WD club also had a get together on Saturday. There was plenty of
room for them and others plus us to enjoy the great outdoors.
Saturday morning Tony and Chris visited Junee. All the younger ones enjoyed
the river and spent many hours playing in the water. This section of the river
is fairly safe when the water levels are down. There is a small beach with
shallow water which is suitable for children. Ron and Shirley enjoyed the
peace outside of their van while watching the local birdlife. There were
certainly plenty of different types of birds to watch.
went for a paddle up the river in a kayak that he had bought with him. It was
certainly a lot easier coming back than going up stream. The peace made up for
the required exertion.
and Alf fished over the weekend with them catching two fish and losing one. Oh
well the location made up for it. They also caught a feed of shrimps which
watched with amusement when three young men and one young lady arrived to go
boating. They had a small tinnie which all the boys piled into. After a false
start, when the motor failed and they became hooked up on a fallen tree, they
motored up the river. We were all taking bets on whether they would return or
if the boat would sink. They did return and picked up the young lady before
heading off again.
o’clock was called at five o’clock on Saturday afternoon. We all enjoyed
sitting around swapping yarns about places that we had visited. Mick and Lynda
are looking at buying a CT, and were able to glean much valuable information
from the rest of us. No matter where you camp or who with Happy Hour is always
an enjoyable way to spend an hour or two.
breakfast on Sunday Vicki and Alf, Dale and Bernadette plus Mick and Lynda
packed up and headed home. Tony and Chris plus Ron and Shirley stayed until
Monday before heading home.
organisers and hosts the highlight of the weekend came during our goodbyes.
Lynda commented to me that their son Alex, who is normally a lounge lizard,
had really enjoyed the location and would like to stay for an extra day or
two. It was the icing on the cake.
written by Alf