A Travellerspoint blog

March 2018

Donnybrook Applefest 60th Birthday for Ian

We hit the road for another short trip. This time to Donnybrook for their celebration of Ian's 60th birthday.
All manner of activities were prepared for him.
Here we are and our set up.
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The Birthday Boy, Ian
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Motor vehicle & classic car display drove right past our camp site heading into the oval.
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Close to our heart we even had some solar power electric vehicles
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A concert with different bands including the More Didge Brothers.
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Even some fire weilding whip crackers.
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Ian even got them to put on a full moon, and Ray and Annette were suitably impressed.
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Waiting for the main event of the night was one of our neighbours camping in their bus.
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And the main event, for the eve prior to Ian's birthday, were the fireworks right next to our caravans.
Neil & Mel popped over for an evening drink & watched the fireworks with us all.
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Night all.

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Binningup and Lynnes 70th birthday

We spent a few nights at Binningup caravan park, to celebrate Lynne, Ian's sister, 70th birthday.
Caught up with some Christophersen and Baister family members. It was a memorable event.
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We had a nice setup site.
We previously watched a demonstration of The Global Gypsies reversing techniques. Deborah decided she wanted to have a go. Binningup was stage 1 & provided some lighthearted entertainment for others in the park for a short time. Deborah has on her bucket list for 2018 to confidentiality tow and reverse Miss Jayne. Our nephew offered to take a video as proof of the event. We politely declined the offer. No swearing was had, Ian was the guide at the front and unfortunately this added to the entertainment as he was facing me and could not coordinate his left from his right. It was a bit of a giggle fest.
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And a environmentally friendly, solar charged battery buggy for the workers to use.
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Stopped off for a cuppa on the way home.
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Mandurah Crabfest 2018 - Day 3

Final day of our 2018 Mandurah Crabfest experience.
We had a get together for morning tea/coffee and hot cross buns.
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This is the end of the line at Timbertop Caravan Park, as it closes in July, sold off for development. Sad. ?
We headed off to see a cooking demo, so Ian could learn a few more tricks in how to use his Heston charcoal BBQ. Yum.
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Then we braved the crowd to see a great act, Eskimo Joe.
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Mandurah Crabfest 2018 - Day 2

We awoke and headed down to take in some of the Mandurah sights and atmosphere of the Crabfest.
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Of course, what is the atmosphere without a Thorny Devil chilli ginger cider ?
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Then a little cultural demo, with dancers and didgeridoo playing.

We tried a soft shell crab burger from The Fish Boss for dinner. Tick, done that now.
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We had to wait for the nightime activities, such as Samantha Jade doing a few songs. (Not a great picture).
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Along with the rest of the thousands waiting for the finale.
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The Finale. The Fireworks.
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Mandurah Crabfest 2018 - Day 1

Hit the road after Deborah's morning walk, and headed off to Mandurah for the ? fest 20th anniversary.
All setup.
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Our friends Annette and Ray joined us for the weekend.
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And brother and sister in law, Neil n Mel Christophersen came over to say hi. Neil n Mel are staying at the Atrium hotel , just up the road.

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Nannup Music Festival, Day 4

Day 4 sees us doing a 7.30am Waste Management shift. ?
Plenty of rubbish to collect and bag up. No photos, as we don't want to spoil your appetite.
During our shift we are able to stop and get our free cooked breakfast, sausage, bacon, egg and toast, plus a cuppa. Nice. Then back for another quick rubbish check.
We caught the final act of the morning and the 2018 festival, Kallidad.
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Now home until the next adventure, which might involve crabs. ?

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Nannup Music Festival, Day 3

We have our Miss Jayne, but a bit of glamping is available if people are interested next year.
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And the nights can be very spectacular.
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However our day begins in a similar fashion, but with a slightly higher temperature forecast, sunny and low 30's, Beautiful!
We finish our Waste Management ship, after Ian dribbles something from a rubbish bag down his jeans, and head to catch most of the Caravana Sun session. Very energetic performance..
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We had a small rest then head off to catch a few more acts including one of our favourites, Hussy Hicks.
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After a few happy hour drinks back at the ranch we headed off to the Town Hall to catch Jordie Lane followed by Dillip n d Davs with The Boogie Nights Party for a little 70's dance party music. The Nannup Town Hall was a rocking.

For those interested in hearing some of the music from the festival, many of the artists have videos linked from the festival page nannupmusicfestival.org

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Nannup Music Festival, Day 2

We started of the day heading to check-in for our first day of Waste Management. We looked professional in our sartorial elegance of pink hi viz.
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We did get to see a few stalls and interesting goods to buy, and these steel constructions took our fancy.
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After our shift finished at noon we were able to chillax and see a few performances, including
Steve Poltz,
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Kallidad,
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Terrah Guymala
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Sydney Carter and band,
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Plus Luke Fox and Friends.

Of course theirs always a grumpy old man somewhere in the crowd, but he didn't spoil it for the rest of us.
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Nannup Music Festival day1

Hit the road on Friday, heading to our long weekend at the Nannup Music Festival. We've attended a few other years, but this time is different.
Setup at a property in town called Dry Brook, owned by Deborah a friend of Cecilia Aldridge.
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After a wine and catch-up with Cecilia and a few other campers we walked into town to catch the end of Terrah Guymala and then, with a wood fired pizza, we listened to Stevie Jean followed by Canadian Steve Poltz.

Then it's up early for the new addition to our music festival experience, Waste Patrol. Yes, we are volunteering and we got the 9-12 morning slots.

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