Last night we were joined in the Woolshed by Kim and Adam, after a very tasty roast they came back to camp with us. The camp got a makeover last night, Jamie parked opposite us allowing his awning sidewall to connect to our awning giving us a roof over the central area. Jamie cranked up the tunes and we all had boogie which helped keep us warm. Several drinks later we took a cruise around the campsite with everyone piled in & on Grahams bus. A few more dances later and a trip to warm up round the fire-pit we called it a night. Graham put his bus to bed by parking it in the centre under the new roof hoping to be able to close his doors and not get condensation on the inside of his roof. The good news is that it worked, the bad news is he will be parking in the middle of the camp the rest of the trip!
We got up early this morning to pack up and move the buses into the very long queue of cars waiting for the cruise start. Some of the swap meet guys were already setting up so the boys had a wander around whilst we waited. It took a while before we started moving, there were Vdubs everywhere as far as we could see ahead and behind. It was a slow cruise down the A1 to Nambucca which came to a standstill when we were still 2km’s out of town. Someone had a heart attack in town so all the cars had to stop and wait for the ambulance, just over an hour later we started moving again and eventually made it in to town. By the time we started moving quite a few cars had turned around and left but it was still an impressive sight to see just how many cars turned up. When we parked up was officially the end of the road closure permit but because of the delay it was extended so by the time we had walked the entire length & back again it was time to leave.
Back at the campsite there were cars everywhere including on our campsite. Dave parked up and went straight to the swap meet whilst I got the van sorted. Dave managed to find a few spare parts but nothing large enough that it needed to go on the roof. It certainly looks different around camp today compared to when we arrived on Sunday.
Our new camp setup
Last nights dinner
Dave hitching a ride
Graham putting his bus to bed
On the road
Pulled over waiting
The main street
Last night we were joined in camp by Colin & Glyn from Adelaide so lots more VW talk. This morning Jo & Andrew headed off to Nambucca to do a river cruise whilst the rest of us went to Raleigh raceway to watch some VW racing. It was a very slow start to the racing but at least the sun was shining, it was a beautiful clear day. We were parked trackside and stayed the whole day, a few more Perth locals showed up including Wayne & Scott. It was great to see all the Vdubs racing round the tight circuit improving their lap times as the day went on, particularly seeing a chopped and cropped drag kombi that is not really designed to go round corners but did quite well.
On the way back to camp we detoured off the pacific highway at Raleigh and found a pot-holed road just for Graham J We also detoured off at Urunga and stopped to walk the boardwalk past the Mangroves to the beach. After that it was time to head back and setup for the night before our Thai dinner at the Woolshed. The campsite is now starting to fill up with more and more Vdubs.
Slammed notch grading the road through camp
Dave the giant and the drag bus
The Pits at Raleigh raceway
Kombi on the track
On the way back to camp
The Boys off the boardwalk