Camping Overnighter – Crab Chase

by | Feb 25, 2016 | Articles, Club News, Destinations

Our weekend overnighter and crab chase held over the weekend of the 13th and 14th of February was a great success.  We had 9 RBC Boats attend of varying sizes and types with 19 adults.

We had quite windy conditions Friday afternoon and over the weekend, however, the camping was great at Blakesley’s with only a slight breeze on the beach keeping things cool.

Saturday morning we had quite a few heavy showers but this cleared by midday and from then on it was a fantastic day and evening and we had reasonable conditions for our Sunday morning trip home.

The crabbing was a little quiet with approximately 2 dozen Crabs caught, although, that was enough for everyone to enjoy a great feed.

Saturday evening saw everyone chip in with a plate of nibbles, followed by a feed of fresh cooked crab,  followed by a BBQ dinner.  There was also some Polish alcohol tasting going on before sitting around the fire with a beer or two.

The camp set up was great with cooking facilities and sun protection to suit all our needs.

We have to make special mention of member Karl Tolg and his wife (who are both over 70!) who battled the elements Saturday morning arriving in their Tinny (refer photos). While Karl described the trip over as memorable,  once on the beach on straddie, they had a great time with this being there first outing with the Club.

Trevor and Karl played a bit of phone tag on Saturday morning about the weather and Trevor finally left a message for Karl. The message was “that the bay looks a little rough, the winds up but it’s quite good
here on the beach”.  Trevor went on to explain in the message that “it would be a little rough for sleeping in his boat, so Trevor suggested it would be best if Karl and his wife camp on the beach”.

Karl latter informed those assembled at the crab chase, that when he got Trevor’s message, he raced over to BCF, bought a tent, threw it in his tinny and headed off from the Club bound for Blakesleys – now that’s keen!

We would also like the thank the members who took the time to participated and be involved in the Event and in particular Mal Cullen for the music and Shaun Rogers for the Crab pot checking and use of his tinny.

We have included a few photo’s from the event in the gallery below.