BOB Sutcliffe had put a lot of effort into organising the Walpole campsite for the weekend, even to the extent of going out there to make sure the new camp site would be ready for us, as well as making numerous phone calls.
Must have got quite friendly
with the owner, even taking a new water pump for him when we left on
Some of the Albany campers left early to make sure they had a good spot, but there were still plenty turning up at the Amity Tavern, from Bruce Rock, Woodanilling, Borden and other parts of the South West.
The weather was brilliant, the
wind was behind us the whole way, making
for a relaxing ride stopping only for lunch at Bow Bridge Store.
Great camp-site, Fireplaces,
BBQ’s, power, under cover table
and chairs - all this for $8.00 a night.
People were rolling in all day, final numbers for the weekend was over 50!
were from the BMW Club, as well as a few other visitors (they paid
their money to us) and then we wrote out a cheque. We also had 3 or 4
new members join at the weekend - one from South
After dining in style there was much talk around the camp fire. I even
got my guitar out and knocked out a few songs (until 10 pm when we were
told to keep the noise down).
Not that we were noisy anyway,
but there you go.
Next morning most took off for
the township before departing on a ride
through some of the back roads before coming back to Coalmine for some
Others went to the pub for
lunch reporting a great feed.
The afternoon was spent
relaxing before coaxing
ourselves into action for the evening BBQ etc. I played the guitar
again waiting for the noise police to come along,
but they disappointingly didn’t turn up.
Rhonda and Brian (new members)
arrived on their way to Queensland.
Rhonda rides a Trike and Brian an artistic BMW.
Apparently there were various
sounds during the night with bumping,
banging and snoring being the loudest - you think we don’t
know who you are but we do you know!
After a spot of cooked brekky the next day it was time to head home, into the wind this time but still very pleasant. Thanks to Bob and Mary for going back-up, their truck that Bob had been working on is a ripper.