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Wilbinga Wander
« on: 15 January, 2012, 06:32:11 PM »
It was a close call...... for Clunky but the trip report went to figjam, only because he was the last to arrive of the people fishing overnight.

Soooooo we are waiting Ewan...... where is it?
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Re: Wilbinga Wander
« Reply #1 on: 15 January, 2012, 07:23:14 PM »
In the morning

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Re: Re: Wilbinga Wander
« Reply #2 on: 15 January, 2012, 07:26:50 PM »
I agree, do it in work time.

You'd be knackered after fetching that ball all day. I'll get a few photos ready for it.

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Re: Wilbinga Wander
« Reply #3 on: 15 January, 2012, 07:31:41 PM »
I will type it up whilst the detailer cleans the car :-)
He comes fortnightly so perfect timing

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« Reply #4 on: 15 January, 2012, 07:34:56 PM »
It was a close call...... for Clunky but the trip report went to figjam, only because he was the last to arrive of the people fishing overnight.

Soooooo we are waiting Ewan...... where is it?
don't know qhat you mean Ropes, I had hours to spare!!!!  Lol

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« Reply #5 on: 15 January, 2012, 08:20:45 PM »
I will type it up whilst the detailer cleans the car :-)
He comes fortnightly so perfect timing
I'll drop mine off whilst I play golf then hey? Then you can come play whilst the IT guys sort out your new tablet?

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Re: Wilbinga Wander
« Reply #6 on: 15 January, 2012, 08:53:16 PM »
I like the way you are thinking !!!

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Re: Wilbinga Wander
« Reply #7 on: 16 January, 2012, 12:03:31 AM »
Thanks for a good night.. think I had 1 to many ice teas and was feeling it today..

My contribution picture wise.. Sadly didnt realise the phone was not pointing straight ahead. will do better next time.. :o :o

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Re: Wilbinga Wander
« Reply #8 on: 16 January, 2012, 09:20:05 AM »
Wilbinga Wander Trip Report



The day began well and all were on time (how @#$%^ early do you have to be to avoid the trip report???). The heat was building in the carpark and we were all keen to head on to the coast. Richard, our trip leader, lead the way to Two Rocks Marina where we aired down and watched a yacht being recovered that seemed to be further under the water than out.

We then proceeded into the tracks and onto the dunes. I believe Richard had the motto, "no matter what happens just hang on and pretend it is a plan" as there were no "U-turns" for the entire trip. A few of the stretches required some articulation through the soft sand and tyre pressures really came into to play with a few becoming tractionally challenged and reversing back for another go.

Mid afternoon we reached our destined "bowl" between the dunes and the beach and settled down for a bit of relaxation fishing and swimming. It was after a couple of beverages that Richard told the story of his recent marriage proposal. To recover from exposing his soft romantic underbelly he did what any true bloke would do and stated "but it has hall been downhill from then". Kim let this quietly slide by until she was asked "and what attracted you to Richard?". Response....well somebody had to take one for the team!!! Payback is a bitch.  ;D ;D ;D

The fishing began as the sun settled somewhere between two or three fingers above the horizon as no-one was sure which amount of fingers was the best time. Richard landed a couple of large Trumpeters (which he may want to edit out) but all of the glory went to Joe with three Tailor and a Mulloway. Bragging rights were definitely earned as one local old timer complained “he had been fishing here for years and never caught a Mulloway”.

After cooking up late dinners and a few more beverages and a lot more BS, it was time for bed. The breezes kept the temperature down nicely and all slept well. Expatkiwi did get the vote for the loudest snoring on site in the morning.

We took a leisurely time packing up, eating and swimming. Joe even shared some of his fish which tasted great (thanks a lot).

We began the trip back and found a nice set of dunes to play on. As Craig (Ropes) reversed back down off the first climb for another attempt, there was a whole lot of radio chatter about the 3.0 badge being the problem. The next vehicle to try was a souped up 4.2 TD ex Telstra ute. The radio chatter then came from many other sources (while the previous voice remained silent) as this vehicle also backed down for a longer run up and another go. I am sure there is a moral to this story but as I don’t have a 3.0 either I am in a quandary as to what it should be.  We had a bit of fun trying out some other climbs and then headed along the beach for another swim in absolutely perfect conditions.

We then headed back along the tracks to Two Rocks marina to air up and part ways.

Many thanks to Richard and Kim for organising the event and being so hospitable throughout, as it takes a fair bit of effort. Thanks to all the clubbies who were fantastic to be with and made it such a great time!!!   ;D :D ;D

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Re: Wilbinga Wander
« Reply #9 on: 16 January, 2012, 11:00:04 AM »
Thnaks for the report, Ewan...

and Joe... we finally have a fisherman in the club eh... pics please.  :P

Thats the most fish caught across an entire WPC trip let alone by one dude  :D
« Last Edit: 16 January, 2012, 11:27:12 AM by the evil twin »
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Re: Wilbinga Wander
« Reply #10 on: 16 January, 2012, 06:57:36 PM »
Yeah, a big thanks to Richard  :D
I, for one, really enjoyed the "wander". A beautiful weekend.
And well organised weather as well :)

Attached a few extra pics...
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Re: Wilbinga Wander
« Reply #11 on: 16 January, 2012, 06:59:01 PM »
And a few more...
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Re: Wilbinga Wander
« Reply #12 on: 16 January, 2012, 07:53:53 PM »
Well I had a great time. I think the attendees made it a great trip, and I would like to thank them all for a great time. Sharing stories and laughs around camp all weekend, and everybody relaxing and chilling out was awesome.

Thanks again, and I will definitely do it again as it was such a success.

Here's a few happy snaps from the weekend.




















































Thanks again.

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Re: Wilbinga Wander
« Reply #13 on: 16 January, 2012, 08:00:39 PM »
Great trip report, video and pics. However, where's the pics of Joe's Tailor and Mulloway? ;D

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Re: Wilbinga Wander
« Reply #14 on: 16 January, 2012, 08:17:12 PM »
Great trip report, video and pics. However, where's the pics of Joe's Tailor and Mulloway? ;D

X2 , pics or it didn't happen    :)

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Re: Wilbinga Wander
« Reply #15 on: 16 January, 2012, 08:30:01 PM »
x3 No pic no fish
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« Reply #16 on: 16 January, 2012, 08:31:58 PM »
I don't remember seeing a fish, but I do remember Joe asking about what time Kailis was open on the weekend. Hmmm...

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Re: Wilbinga Wander
« Reply #17 on: 16 January, 2012, 08:38:59 PM »
I will type it up whilst the detailer cleans the car :-)
He comes fortnightly so perfect timing

Sounds like a plan I quite often park my car in the garage and go to work but the car cleaning fairy never fronts,

Looks like a great trip guys

Those night shots particularly the one of the camp are fantastic, need to print that one out for display board at the 4WD shows



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Re: Wilbinga Wander
« Reply #18 on: 16 January, 2012, 08:39:23 PM »
Top report and pic's , looks like a great weekend . Wilbinga is a great spot .

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Re: Wilbinga Wander
« Reply #19 on: 16 January, 2012, 08:50:20 PM »
Some of them are taken on the SLR, and if anyone wants copies of the full high res files let me know. If you have a Drop box account they are easily transferable.
For that matter, if people want copies of there own car, I'm happy to send them on also, as I know I want ones of mine.

Looks like we are getting a few keen photographers in the club now.

 

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