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Shallow Crossing weekend camp



NSW members weekend
Shallow Crossing

weekend of Saturday & Sunday, 24th & 25th of September 2005


The Shallow Crossing weekend get together was the biggest group meet to date, even out numbering the first national get together held at Copeton Waters last July. In total there was 40 camper trailers & tents owned by 77 adults, 36 childern, 3 dogs & a cat. 

Our camp was on private property at Shallow Crossing owned by Jim Surrey. The camping area is a large grassed area next to the Clyde River inland from Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast.

When we arrived on the Wednesday afternoon with Wayne,  Jeff, Karen & family from Melbourne with their Trak Shak had been camping since Sunday & were well & truely settled in. They had been enjoying the quietness & spring sunshine. Not long after Barry & Margaret arrived. We all enjoyed the chat around the evening campfire.

Thursday saw more arrive with the majority turning up on Friday or Friday night. A few drifted in on the Saturday. After lunch our hosts for the weekend Greg & Marge took those who were interested on a 4wd trip around the area which included a visit to a lookout & an old gold mine.

A few of us went out with Jim to cut a bit of wood on Friday & Saturday afternoon. He cut & we loaded his trailer. The ironbark burnt well into the night.

Unfortunately the batteries what looked after the fans on the composting toilets decided to call it quits leading to an unsightly smell over the weekend. It wasn't until everything was open again that Jim could get into town & buy suitable batteries that the problem could be solved. He apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

The weekend was plagued with a few showers which developed into rain by Sunday night, but that didn't seem to dampen the spirit of the meet. There were shelter sheds around the property so these were used along with a few tarps to keep the chat going into the night. The showers were annoying more than anything.

By Sunday afternoon a few members had left with more leaving Monday morning. By Tuesday only a handful remained, with the last departing on Thursday.

Bloopers of the weekend

    * Peter & Deirdre locking their car keys in their Jeep & having to break the side quarter window to get home.                         

    * Renee's burnt camp oven scones

 It was great catching up with the now regular get together friends as well as meeting more new faces from the group.


Rob & Carol


name camper vehicle
  Greg Carthew & Marge Hynoski    CUB Spacematic Offroad     2002 Nissan  Ti Pathfinder 
  Rob & Carol  1990 Track Trailer Eagle 1990 SWB Nissin Patrol
  Kevin & Karen Phillips 2005 Aussie Swag Rover LX Jeep Grand Overland 

Alan & Brenda Spencer

Customline Offroad Troopy
  Tony & Chris Oryx Discovery
  Jeff & Gill, Matt, Ben

Trak Shak 

96 Prado
  Jason & Mary, Clayton, Georgia Wills TrakShak Land Cruiser
  Brad & Soraya, Oscar (9), Boston (7), Fatima (Granny) Ultimate Toyo LC100
  Steve & Lynn, Toby, Maddie Burns 2002 Kimberley Kakadu 2002 Toyota Prado
  Ken & Renee, Mitchell (13), Lauren (11) Kimberley Kamper Pajero 99
  Barry & Margaret Ultimate T/D Prado
  Peter & Deirdre Clarke & Charlie the dog  Challenge  Jeep Grand Overland 
  Trevor & Lorraine   2005 Tambo Cooper  2001 Nissan Patrol 3.0TD 
  Dennis & Anne Tootill Light Weight Camper Jeep
  Richard & Robyn Graylin Trak Shak 2002 Prado v6
  Kim & Helen, Hannah, Daniel Edwards Central Coast Canvas Challenger
  Steven & Lynn, Aidan(4) & Elyssa (2) 2001 O’Briens Off Road 80 Series  Landcruiser
  Robert Martin CUB Kamparoo (on road) Ford LTD sedan (1989)
  Lynn, Allan & Rachelle McDonald & friend Ultimate Camper  1998 100 series Landcruiser
  Ed & Donna, Courtney (13) Savannah (11) Campatrek  "town & country" Nissan X-Trail
  Jeff & Karen, William (8 yo) Andrew (6 yo) Trak Shak 2000 Toyota Prado
  Alan & Marie (with Deety, Chilli, Matilda(the cat) Goldstream Wing2 '02 Subaru Forester 
  Dave & Kerrie, Hailey (11)  Lachlan (10) All Terrain 94 Nissan Patrol

  Ian & Edythe Wilkin

Trek Bwana 2000 Patrol
  Wayne Dwyer Shipp Shape roof topper  98 GU Nissan Patrol
  Greg & Therese Aussie Swag  96 Pajero GLX 2.8TD
  John & Ann Wilkinson Cub Supamatic Jackaroo
  Barry & Kerry Redback Explorer Country 2001 LandRover Discovery
  Paul & Karen's     All Terrain 100s Landcruiser
  Jeff & Carolyn, Ben, Tim, Julian & Samantha Cooney Tambo Cooper GQ Patrol
  Peter & Claire, Tyler (10) Reed Aussie Swag Discovery TD5
  Brett & Angela, Elisha 11, Jeremy 9, Natan 5 cavalier 80 series cruiser
  William & Lara, Megan Swag & small Tent Nissan Patrol GU 4.2 T/D
  David Heaslip Land Rover Defender
  Terry 2 man dome tent Subaru Liberty
  Howard & Margaret Taylor all terrain 80 series l/c gxl
  Sue & Terry Ford tent Landrover Freelander
  Jeff & Sandra Elliott Cub Spacematic Subaru Forrester




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