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Avon Valley Scenic Tour – trip report.

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Avon Valley Scenic Tour – trip report.
« on: 20 February, 2017, 02:32:47 PM »
Just a brief report, hopefully will be supplemented by others with photos.
We all met as planned at Gingers where everybody was early. After priming ourselves with coffee, and some with a small cake, we set off on the great trek through the Avon Valley. Despite the recent unseasonal rain, the roads were in “summer” condition, dry, corrugated and dusty. One or two puddles were found however to give us a bit of fun. Big Col did most puddles two or three times, forwards and backwards, fast and slow, because he could. The convoy proceeded in an orderly manner until we were confronted by A LOCKED GATE. Although this could have been bypassed, we decided in the spirit of conservation, and because most of us were wearing club tee shirts, that we would return down the track and continue on public roads. We were soon back onto the bitumen and on into Toodyay for a sausage sizzle at the park. Macka and Steph left for home at this point and the rest of us headed down to Noble Falls. After a quick cool off and wander around the falls, everybody left for home. Overall a great day out, just proving that not every trip has to be a challenge. Thanks to Paul and Tiala for once again organising a great day out.
And crawling on the planet's face, some insects called the human race. Lost in time. And lost in space... and meaning.

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Re: Avon Valley Scenic Tour – trip report.
« Reply #1 on: 20 February, 2017, 02:38:01 PM »

Carole (Mrs 4x4 at Noble falls)


Bill STS cooling off at Noble falls


AB attempting a river crossing


Picture of a rock I took when I fell over trying to take another picture.



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« Last Edit: 20 February, 2017, 02:50:05 PM by 4bye4 »
And crawling on the planet's face, some insects called the human race. Lost in time. And lost in space... and meaning.

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Re: Avon Valley Scenic Tour – trip report.
« Reply #2 on: 21 February, 2017, 03:54:31 PM »
Thanks tony.

Just wanted to thank everyone that came on this trip. It was a really nice day out and i think it would be a good prospect for a meet n greet.. trip highlights were the mud holes, avon river flowing under west toodyay bridge, bbq lunch, noble falls and bigCol's colourful commentary throughout the day.  :D

the "locked gate" was a planned pit stop. It is the enterance to sappers campsite and i wanted to see if dpaw had opened it so we can have a look for a future camp trip..

Unfortunately i didnt take any photos due to leading and bbqing duties but i think colin and bill may have a few to put up..

Thanks again for the great day and i will get onto planning the next one..

Cheers
KINANG.


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Re: Avon Valley Scenic Tour – trip report.
« Reply #3 on: 24 February, 2017, 11:15:18 PM »
well, I asked the Boss for some of the many photo's she took on the trip

she finally gave them to me tonight
as a collage................... DOH





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