18th February 2023

Private Station Feb 18 2023

We all met at the Stuart Hotel car park this time.

After the trip briefing and going over the safety procedures, we all left and said our name, car and number in the convoy, all 11 vehicles got it right.

The trip out to “the station” was bitumen all the way until we turned off and crossed the railway line. After opening the gate, we entered and made our way to Bruce’s hut and met up with the others who came out on Friday.

Once everyone had found their spot and set up camp, some went for a swim or walk while others just relaxed around camp. There were a small group who decided to go for a drive to explore another camp site and on returning a visitor got stuck about 50m from camp.

Chris set up a tight rope for the kids to use and some of the big kids had a go too. It was starting to look like we going to get a shower of rain, so we consulted our trip leader and weather forecaster, who assured us it will just be a passing shower.

We all started to gather under gazebo for happy hour when it started to rain, then it started to rain under the gazebo – turns out Wazza’s argument for a new tarp has its merits. So we brought out a members tarp, and it was set up over the tight rope for everyone to sit under and the gazebo was used to keep the fire dry.

We woke up the next morning to a clearing day with the sun trying to come out.

About 9:30 Wayne gave a demonstration on the Epirb and Sat. phone and Chris gave a demonstration on the defibrillator. At the end of the demonstrations, we had a couple of emus check out our camp. We split into 2
groups with one deciding to walk and the other drove to the waterfall.

After a nice walk through the bush, crossing 2 creeks and following a third criss-crossing the creek the walking group were the first to arrive.
After some lunch and a last swim we all packed up and headed for home at about 2pm.

Trip Report: Mick

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