A Weekend at Turners Beach

The weather has started to cool down and we decided we needed to have some shelter just in case it rained, so for our weekend away with the “Devil Wheelers” we organised to stay at the Veteran Car Club of Australia’s clubrooms at Turners Beach.

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We were pleasantly surprised by the location, fantastic clubrooms and plenty of flat ground to set up camp on. Only 15km from home and I had no idea it was even there. Situated right by the foreshore, right next to the local bike and walking track between Turners Beach and Ulverstone.

Being one of the few that haven’t retired yet, you have to get in early if you want a good spot to set the van up on. I decided to drop the van off as I headed to work, Thursday afternoon. Finally made it to bed at 6.00am, awake and out of bed by 9.30am. I must love this camping stuff, to be this keen.

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The pushbikes travelled very well on the ute and do not get in the way of a sharp turn. The weather did not make for bike riding but we did manage one ride.

Eighteen vans, including six 5th wheelers including 2 from mainland Australia. One of the best things about being a member of the CMCA is meeting up with members from all over Australia who may be touring Tassie and the welcome is reciprocated when travelling on the mainland if you enjoy meeting other groups of campers on their home turf.

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A casserole night and some great clubrooms made for a good feed Friday night

Saturday started off with a 10km bike ride along the bike track into Ulverstone and back again. It was completely flat, much better than my home town of Penguin. One of our plans this year is to take a couple of bikes to enjoy the boardwalks and bike and walking tracks that are on offer around plenty of our country towns.

 

A severe electrical storm overnight would have woken most of us up very early Sunday morning, lots of lightning lit the inside of the van up like daylight. The thunder, rain on the roof and waves crashing on the rocks at high tide certainly made for a broken nights sleep.

Rain was the order of the day on Sunday, some packed up early while there was just a light shower, some packed up after a 10.00am cup of coffee and must of went home like drowned rats. A couple of us waited for the rain to stop and packed up without getting wet and even went down on the beach and cut up a load of driftwood for last years floods for future campfires.

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