NSW members meet
at Kurrijong Heights
held on the weekend of Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th
It was another successful NSW members
meet held at Burralow Creek Camping Ground in the Blue Mountains National Park
not far from Kurrijong Heights west of Sydney with members coming from as far as
Canberra to attend.
The weather went from 33 degrees on the
Saturday to very cool after the change came through late Saturday night. Katoomba was just 5 degrees on the Monday morning.
Everyone had arrived in camp by the
Saturday morning. It was great to catch up with old CamperTrailers friends as
well as meeting those after typing to them via the group online. Formalities
were quickly done & all enjoyed a chat & get to know Saturday morning under the
shade. Our host Neil took a few back up the hill to inspect an old WW2 radar
installation, while Rob, Jason with daughter Jes did a short mountain bike ride
up the other side of the valley. Remind me not to bring that bike again Jas.
After tea on Saturday night Neil did a
GPS workshop which was well received till the change came through at 10.30 &
sent everyone running for cover & bed. He showed the various features of
each unit everyone had plus the mapping he had on his laptop. Thanks for that
The walk up the creek to the waterfall
was worth a look with plenty of fungi along the way to keep it interesting as
well as a few leeches. The kookaburras were not a nuisance this time. Last time
we were there the kookaburras were swooping on the table at happy hour & taking
food from the table.
Thanks also to everyone who bought
firewood along. We had enough to have a fire each night. Much appreciated.
Kevin with Aussie Swag
Richard & Leonie & another Aussie Swag
Alan & Brenda with grandkids Anthony &
Kayla with their Customeline
Mick & Lyn with their Track Tvan
Jason & Sue with daughters Jessica &
Seridan with their Ace Camper
Hosts Neil & Tania, Jon-Luc, Taylor &
Lauren with their 3Dog Camper
Keith with his Kimberley Kamper (no
Jennys allowed in the national park)
Jeff & Barb with their Track Tvan
Mike & Christine with yet another
Rob & Carol with their Track Eagle
Barry & Margaret with their Ultimate
It was also great to see
Ian & Brenda with daughters Robyn & Jamie as well as Grant who dropped in for
the day on the Saturday.
The last of us
regretfully wandered out of the camping area on Monday morning. Thanks to
everyone for another top weekend camping with members of the CamperTrailers
Rob & Carol
BOTTLE DUMPERS CAUGHT
For those who have
attended the members weekend meets & camped with Barry & Margie aka Granny
Short Legs have been aware of the bottle dumper saga. Each morning they
have camped with the group they wake to find empty bottles of all kinds
thrown under their camper.
Many theories have
been thrown around many a late night fire with no real plausible
explanation found. At a few camps members had signed a
for an all night vigil to find who was responsible with no result. Trip
wires rigged to cameras had even been used. They even went to the expense
of buying a guard dog which was voted as
the handiest item around camp 2006
Above you will
find a photo captured by Mike Sargeant which explains who or what the
actual cause has been all this time....... bottle dumping aliens.
MIKE'S KNOB WARMER
OR A POMS POM POM
I am writing this to refute rumours that Margaret (of Granny Short Legs fame) spent a significant
amount of the weekend obsessed with a certain one of my parts.
My request was for a ‘warning’
device that I could put on my gear lever to remind me not to drive off
while my Anderson plug extension lead was still connecting the car and the
trailer. When she was not busy tying knots in balls of wool, the knit wit
spent the day needling me and this creation.
Pinking is not normally
associated with diesel engines but Margaret managed to achieve this with
what was colloquially referred to as my knob warmer. I especially like the Pom pom pom. Get your requests ready for Copeton especially if you want a
particular colour or personal fitting!
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