Today we were off to the tip! We travelled up
some lovely tracks, after Rutman had taken us for a tour around a track
he had found near Umagico.
The walk from the car park to the tip was firstly over a boardwalk
which opened up into a large open area - we didn't realise at the time,
but you can get your vehicles into there, probably via the beach.
Today was Sandy's birthday, and Tim and Ivan were both having theirs
while we were away, so Lea had organised a huge cake for all three of
them - we did the Happy
Birthday thing here, and then walked over the rocks to the tip where we
ate the cake, and took the obligatory photo's of the group by the sign
at the top.
Interesting where people have created piles of stones into
varying size piles - most looking like pyramids (with a round base).
On the way back, Ivan, Steve and Rutman took the back track past
Punsand Bay which had some nice water crossings. Ivan
walked the water, and Lea drove the lead vehicle so she did very well.
We left Rutman and Rene at Punsand Bay where they had decided to camp
the night in advance of the main group.
Steve and Ivan continued on past the Croc Tent where we checked out
some souvenirs and had a pie at Lockerbie. The guy from the
Croc Tent is well worth a chat and he gave us a map with a few drives
and walks that we could do over the next day or two - one of them was a
drive down a track not far from there which followed a river (we were
hoping to see a croc) - but we couldn't find one - although we did see
some small barra in the river. Steve turned around in some
soft sand and got stuck (only just, but enough to need a snatch - and
owe the obligatory round at the bar when we got to the Lions Den!!!).
Ian had heard us on the radio "snatch, sand, pull" - and wanted to know
what was going on - "all good mate - we just got another round of beer
We made it!
Lea had organised a cake for us
all to have on the tip
With 'candles' - we tried to blow
The birthday boys and girl - Tim,
Ivan and Sandy
Some of the mounds on the track to
Look - we're over here!!
Sandy, Jo, Steph, Helen, Rene and Lea
Matthew, Adam, Ben and Matthew
The 'other' boys
Ian, Steve, Craig, Jordan, Tim, Ivan and Rutman
The girls made us do it! - our
CY06 undies in fine form - the passing onlookers all had a chuckle
Ivan and Steve went looking for
Steve found sand and needed a pull
Say no more!
A bush turkey (thousands of them), into a coconut the boys had split
Ian doing his fly thing
The sea cargo - Ivan's tyre maybe??