Where it all started - "Way back when..."
Sandy at her best - making cakes for the tribe - the letters were solid chocky!!
The dawn at Shallow Crossing - when this burnt off, it was beautiful
Yes, this is after a night of beer and Stones - Steve's first trip with us, and the wakeup comment was "geez, I feel like a beer" - not sure what he really meant, but the words were said - not 15 seconds later, he had a beer shoved in his hand ;-) (and to his credit, none was wasted ;-)
Pete's new Toyota - a Surf no less
One of the valley streams
A lizard in a stream (anyone know what it is)
Ivan pulled up alongside Steve and Rene - Adam: "It was THIS big"
Steve at morning tea - trying to grab a quick snooze after way too much Stones the night before - where was the Sgt at Arms!!
Well, we weren't just going to drive past the Steam Packet at Nelligen - this photo dedicated to Schooner - Cheers mate ;-)
Yes, and the girls got their Wine Time - a great way for them to talk 'girl stuff'.....
.....and for the boys to talk 'boy stuff'!! The owner, Jim, has a small test/tech track built by one of the local 4wd clubs - here, we contemplate whether we should finish our beer before asking if we can use it!
Mitch is up first - most of the pot holes, no, Craters!!, were overgrown with lush grass - he just fell into this one, but was pushed out without too much sweat and bother
Mitch showing how we should take the jump - that pine log might look small, but between it and the natural slope, it didn't take much to lift the front feet
Even the standard 100 series got off the ground - onya Craig!
Steve just had to go a bit quicker!
And Ivan - who pressed the idiot button!!
Steve drove into Mitch's hole
Note the flex in the side step - but then he drove out!!
Pete cooking up a storm
The Sgt at Arms at work : "Who is guilty of ABC?" - Rene is owning up to this one
Pete following Ivan down the whoops
Lined up on the Sunday morning - an impressive sight - 12 cars
Steve taking the short way up the hill to the lookout
Mitch doing it easy (just) at the top
Andrew cruising on up
Lunch at the top of the lookout
What a backdrop - there are 360 degree views from up here
Al and Julz - how does that one-liner go? - "Any more relaxed and they'd be in a coma"
The crew - I count 34....
Richard and Steph trundle through
Andrew Lukies - "Oh what a feeling" - you can see the length of this puddle by the distance to the observers in the distant right of the photo.
Now for those with eyesight problems, that's Andrew in his 80 up front - and Steve in his 90 down back. Remember Andrew is in a bit of a puddle (see above) - OK - here's the catch - or the snatch!! see that "thin red line" - she's a snatch strap, and yes, you guessed it, Steve snatched Andrew out - and then proceeded to take on the puddle himself - the tooting, singing and fanfare out of Steve's car when he made it could be heard for miles!!
Ivan, not to be outdone (that angle is actually half decent!!)
Steve coming through as only Steve can.
Steve Rutter found a little slope - better not complete it though, because it'll put him straight on the road - and them there motor bikes aren't lookin'!!
John Phibbs - that's a great photo mate - on a higher resolution photo can see the bull bar and number plate quite clearly - and then just a wall of water!!
"But Mummmmmm, I'm a good girl"
Benny boy in one of those natural shots
The man (boy) made swimming pool at Shallow Crossing
A couple of very natural shots - beautiful
The kids were great all weekend - "Yes boys, you can have Macca's" (cos we're not cooking!!)
A great weekend
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