IT’S THE long weekend in January and the Club is off to Walpole for
annual camp at Coalmine Beach. Some of the early birds had already left
for Coalmine with the rest
leaving at 11 am.
Bob and Mary Sutcliffe had volunteered to go back-up and tow a
with wood donated by Club members, thanks to all who listened to the
request for fuel for the fire. After stopping at Denmark where we were
met by Mike and Daniel we
carried onto our destination.
Bob and the caravan park had come up with a discounted price of $8
night per person - very reasonable. We had our old spot of 5 sites with
a open sided hut complete with
bench and table, not forgetting the gas BBQ (diligently cleaned by the
caravan park every morning).
After a pleasant afternoon welcoming riders from Perth and other
of the State the fire was lit. The evening was spent in the usual
manner - talking, eating and drinking. Next morning was spent relaxing
around the fire before the majority
went for a short ride ending in Walpole where the R100RT gang turned
up: Phil Russell, Jim Livesey, Max Taylor and new R100LT owners Ray and
We then went on a 2 kilometre walk through the bush admiring the
(not the margarine) before having lunch. Mick and Co had the new
Triumphs out for a ride as well, so Walpole was
fairly humming with bikes.
This is how you go camping on a motorbike - Barry and Sue roughing it at dinner - notice the
candle, crystal, napkins and tablecloth!