P.O. Box 1006 Port Lincoln SA 5606

East Coast Weekender

A great time at Arno!

East Coast Weekender

Hi all.  We are now home after a Friday, Saturday and Sunday stay at the Arno Bay Caravan Park, which I would have to rate as my favourite Car Club Arno Bay weekend ever.  The accommodation was good, the park well managed, there were lots of nice people and the weekend well organized with much to do if you felt like doing it.

ab-6Some people even had colour coordinated accommodation!

The reverse side of the Caravan Park map offered us nine choices of interesting things to see and do – pretty good for a town of the size of Arno Bay!  Some members drove their historic vehicles and others, for various reasons did not.

Friday night’s meal at the Hotel was attended by the 21 members present.  The menu catered for all tastes and the food, when served, was good.

The following morning we gathered for morning tea to wish our Editor a Happy Birthday, and then left to pursue our chosen sightseeing selections and to have lunch.

ab-3We were among the members who chose to have a picnic lunch at Yeldulknie Weir,  followed by a leisurely walk around the area reading the history of the weir and visiting the pump house.  Others chose to drive to Darke Peake and various other towns in the vicinity.  There were many places to visit within easy reach.  Back at the Caravan Park, preparations were in progress  for our BBQ tea.  We all agreed that for $14 per head (with a bottle of Shiraz thrown in) we couldn’t have had a better BBQ.  The fare was delicious, with many salads from which to choose.

Before, after, and in between, of course, we were socialising,………………………………. or not, as we wished.ab-5ab-1

Sunday morning we all arrived back at the enclosed BBQ area for a Fathers’ Day breakfast of Buttermilk Pancakes (with capital letters) which were light, fluffy, and filling, with a choice of many toppings…



YUMM!  We needed a walk afterward to work off breakfast, so many did a very pleasant boardwalk trek through the mangroves, during which, some of us saw some striped flat fish fossicking for food on the sandy bottom of the stream.  Don’t get to see that often!

It was time for us to return home, though some members stayed on for an extended weekend.

Many thanks to the organizers of such a pleasant weekend.  They did such a good job.  Many thanks also to Eyre Fuels/Liberty Port Lincoln, who sponsored this event.  Geoff and I had a very enjoyable weekend, and so (I think) did all who attended.

Contributed by Helen Phillips.