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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