Easter at Curra Trip Report
6th April 2021
Well it wasn’t a very sunny weekend, but those that camped or came for a day drive we had a ball. Four nights around an open fire would make many who camped in the rain at Teewah Beach without one very jealous.
The weekend stated Thursday arvo with Nigel & Daniel, Jim & Karen, Rob, Peder, Kerry and young Zalie, Mark & Jen and Justin to set up camp. Then we cranked up the fire to settle in with a few quiet ales.
Around 5.30 I received a call from Paul and Catherine that their car had over heated coming up over Cooroy hill and were waiting on RACQ. After I’m sure many hours of frustration they arrived at about midnight at the exit off the hwy with the car on the tilt tray and caravan in tow. Peder and I headed out to tow the caravan into camp with the car been taken to a Mechanic in Gympie.
Friday morning, Brett, Matt, Mark & Tina at arrived to camp, then new members Scott with his young bloke and Jason & Dini for a day drip. After a trip briefing, we headed off into the forest for a drive that had a bit of everything for all with our new members getting a taste of what 4wding really is.
We had hills, ruts, sand, fun angles, with many rocks and tight trees to negotiate, but with guidance everyone got through. And that was all before lunch. After lunch on the track we took a easier run back to camp with only a few small challenges along the way.
Friday night there was a few games of footy to watch as we relaxed and had dinner around the fire and under the club shelter when the drizzle got heavy.
Saturday morning the sun was shinning and we headed off for a social day of exploring the local area with a visit to the Bauple Museum, so much history and well worth a visit.
Next we attempted to find a local weir, but with no luck we headed to our next stop at Tiaro with a cold beer at the pub, before heading to our lunch stop at the Gundy Pub which was over flowing. So a phone call to the Theebine Hotel and we booked a table for lunch.
On our way we went out to the Dickabram Bridge which is a very old wooden bridge across the Mary River, which gave the cars and occupants a good shake and a lot of laughs.
Arriving at the Theebine we were again greeted with an over flowing country pub, but this time with a table reserved, 16 hungry and thirsty people sat down for a great pub lunch and enjoyed the local history on display.
After lunch we headed to our final planned stop at the Gunalda Hotel we didn’t partake this time as it was getting late, so we continued on back to camp for happy hour and another great night around the fire.
Sunday morning the Easter Bunny had been with a few chocolate eggs to be found. A club breakfast of bacon & eggs was cooked up on the bbq, and with the continuing drizzle it was decided to stay on the property for the day otrelax and to collect more firewood, which proved challenging as the tracks had become very slippery.
Sunday night we had a camp oven cook up of beef, chicken, turkey and veggies which was shared by all and finished off with a self saucing chocolate pudding with custard for dessert.
Monday morning started off with clearing drizzle so after breakfast we did a few improvements to our club shelter then spent the day relaxing and a slow pack up before the run down the hwy to home.
All in all a great weekend was had by everyone.