The final event for the year, the Clubs Annual Breakfast was held last Sunday at Bluegum Hills Park Minmi. It was well attended with members and visitors enjoying the feast of bacon,eggs,tomatoes and mushrooms that was provided. After breakfast the traditional Camp Quality Auction of goods donated by sponsors and club members was held. It was great fun as usual. This year the perpetual recovery trophy was awarded to one of our members for his sterling work in rescuing travellers on the Canning Stock Route.
THis year the Clubs Annual Christmas Party was Held at Cardiff Bowling Club. It was well attended by members and visitors keen to join in the afternoons Barefoot Bowls. There was a great deal of jovial competition amongst the mainly inexperienced bowlers keen to win first prize Many thanks to the Bowling Club for their help in organising the event and to the Chef for providing a delicious Christmas Dinner.
Winners of the Bowls Competition
The Club spent a great weekend “Escaping to the Country” on a Cattle and Horse Riding property. Though we didn’t ride any horses we were kept very busy relaxing, checking out the animals and going for scenic property drives.
Like a lot of farming areas the property has been badly affected by the drought. Even with the recent rain making things a little greener, the owners were still having to hand feed their stock every day..
I think the Club helped out a little by being there and paying for our camping and firewood.
Many past and present members were present for a very enjoyable weekend at Clarencetown to help celebrate Newcastle & Districts Four Wheel Drive Club celebrate its’ 40th Anniversary.
A group of eleven club members plus visitors met in Canberra prior to heading across Kosciuszko and the NSW High Country then down to the Snowy River area , before finishing off in Marlo, Victoria. Along the way they encountered challenging driving territory , variable weather conditions , herds of wild Brumbies and opportunistic, fearless possums.
The Group at Blue Waterholes
Crossing The Swampy Plains River
Suggan Buggan School House