Wandoan Show 2017 – Part 1

Our first trip for this year was a week away at the small country town of Wandoan as part of a group of fellow residents of RV Homebase to attend the annual “Show”. The founder of RV Homebase began this tradition last year as part of an effort to support the struggling town by bringing much needed funds to local businesses and non-profit organisations in the area. We attended last year as part of a group of just over 20 units while this year saw a vast improvement with almost 70 rigs attending.

We planned the trip with our neighbours and left home on the Tuesday after Easter. Wandoan is around 250kms west of Maryborough as the crow flies but around 460kms by road which is just a bit too far for one day’s travel towing a van so we planned to stop in the tiny town of Wooroolin 175kms away and around 2.5 hours drive.

We arrived just before lunch and set up camp adjacent to friends Helen & Graeme who had arrived about 15 minutes before us.

There is a wetland area within walking distance of the camp ground which we decided to explore before settling down for happy hour with our friends and neighbours.

Unfortunately it was rather late in the day for the bird hide to be of any use but it is a pleasant area and we enjoyed the walk.

There were heaps of different types of dragonflies buzzing around.

And a couple of the locals checked us out on our return walk.

It was a lovely evening to sit outside our vans at happy hour. Left to right from front centre – Neville, Ruth, Lindsay, Peter, Helen, Helen S, Ellie in her bed, Graeme, Lesley and Merle.

Sunset was quite special and Erich took photos of some of the buildings opposite the camping area.

It was an uneventful drive from Wooroolin to Wandoan over some bumpy back roads but we were all set up at Juandah Historical Village in time for happy hour again.

Left to right Denise, Graeme, Ruth, Lindsay, Clive and I think those are Helen M’s feet.

As usual, Erich was out and about taking photos.

The next evening a welcome bbq and entertainment was provided for our enjoyment.

An enjoyable evening had by all.

 

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3 Responses to Wandoan Show 2017 – Part 1

  1. Chloe Bailey says:

    So glad to see a wood pile xxx

  2. Janine says:

    Beautiful photos there … shame we missed it .

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