27 Dec 05 Ð 2 Jan 06
About 19 happy paddlers came and went from
There were no organized activities for the week and everyone made up there mind in the morning which way they were heading and groups went off in all directions. There was plenty of paddling, walking, surfing and sightseeing done as well as plenty of chill out time at the camp. Evenings began with a bbq on one of the campsites.
Just about everyone paddled the
Another river paddle was the
Paddling in the inlet was also great. The area at the mouth of the Nornalup Inlet is stunning, big granite boulders, lush green trees, calm turquoise waters and beautiful sandy beaches. A group headed off over there from the campsite at Coalmine beach one day, Chris, Gina, Glenn, Lesley, Jennifer and Laura. It was a great paddle over as the wind hadnÕt picked up at that stage and a stunning sight at the mouth. They bumped in to Terry who was over there fishing (allegedly Ð we didnÕt see any fish). The paddle back was interesting as the wind had picked up considerably (about 5-6 kms each way).
Glenn and Lesley paddled over there again with Steve the following day. This time leaving from just up the
Many spent time walking amongst the tall trees. A group one day headed out from the camp and along the Bibblemun track up the hill to the tall tingle trees. Another day they headed off to
Other popular places to visit were, Greens Pool,
In the evening everyone congregated around the campfire on one of the sites. A bbq dinner was usually on the menu. A few glasses of wine usually followed which in turn was followed by the usual level of stories and noise. New Years eve was a great night for those who managed to see the night out (IÕd say they didnÕt make it because of their age, but there was one not so old member who passed out at about 10 Ð not before whacking every guy in sight at least 10 times each, should I mention names? Ð your nice girl reputation would be destroyed forever). The usual resolutions were made, the most humorous being ÒIÕm going to listen moreÓ and was that a romantic liaison brewing (just who was that sneaking off to the beach to look at the stars?).
Thanks Maggie for booking the campsites and making it all happen. Thanks to everyone for attending and bringing along a sense of humour and desire to have fun.