John and Kerry had invited the Club out to their block, which is next to the Stirlings National Park, what a great place with fabulous views. A lot of work had gone into organising the weekend with help from son Trent on the Saturday. Portable toilet, tables laid out, plates, knives, forks, ice box, carpet on the shed floor, gramophone with records, wood organised, shed immaculate and decorated with fancy lights - brilliant.
To encourage members to come if they didn’t want to sleep on the ground
it would be fine to bring caravan, campervan or whatever. The majority
of members rode out, although in two groups, the bitumen mob and the
Both groups had a good ride on a glorious day, I was with the bitumen
mob and we rode through Wellstead to Pallinup River picnic area where we
We then took the Borden Road which when heading north gives you a magnificent view of the Stirlings. When we arrived the riders were busy setting up their tents.
Chris Prescott was having to improvise, hanging his tent off a tree as he’d forgotten the poles. The urn was on the boil and afternoon tea was provided, with Kerrry and Raelene making a cake.
After watching Bob Boyes playing with flares and Colin and Leanne showing us their refurbished 4WD camper it was time for a beer and nibbles, which there was plenty.
The Royal Wedding was on at the same time as our camp, but we had our
this lot are giving the royal wave I think!
Ten royal princesses at our camp and available for a photo op - you wouldn't have expected it in the bush. Princess Claire missing from the shot because of urgent business elsewhere.
Wes and Barb had prepared a feed of lamb for everyone which was delicious. Nobody went hungry, we even had a large amount of coonacs to eat. The evening then turned into a 60’s,70, record session even with dancing - some never seen before, the Friesland variety had everyone enthralled with their enthusiastic moves. John later demonstrated air guitar on a broom - he obviously should have been on Red Faces.
Sitting around the fire chatting is always enjoyable. Come 2.30 am it was time to turn in, as it wasn’t long before we were up again to the smell of Wes cooking bacon and eggs on the BBQ.
Kerry had also made delicious muffins, which warmed together with coffee and tea was a great way to start the day especially when the view of the Stirlings was looking so good.
We all took our time sitting around chatting before packing up the tents and other portable accommodation and heading for home
It was a fabulous weekend and hopefully we’ll be able to do it again. Thanks to John and Kerry for all the work that they did and also Wes and Barbara who did a great job cooking and providing the meat. The ride home was again in glorious weather, great weekend.