SI Geraldton – Carnarvon Report – June 2011
Seven members of SI Geraldton travelled up to Carnarvon, the long weekend in June, for the Region-Mini Conference meeting.
We drove up in two cars, left Geraldton at 8.30am and arrived in Carnarvon about 2pm. The drive up was pleasant enough, and swapping passengers around we were not short on conversation. Surprisingly we had fog all the way up along the highway, but not enough to stop travelling.
There were plenty of the blue rinse brigade travelling on the highway, but they did allow us to pass when they saw a car coming up behind them.
We stayed at the Central Apartments, very close to the town, and were warmly welcomed by the Carnarvon members.
On the Friday evening we made our way to the Yacht Club, the fish and chips would be strongly recommended to visitors. The air travellers arriving just in time to have dinner.
Saturday we all met at the Christian College on Babbage Island road, for the Region meeting unfortunately it did rain, but we all filled up on sandwiches and hot soups.
We listened to local guest speakers Maureen Cosh and Kate Sutcliffe about the effects the floods had had on them and their families.
On Saturday evening we enjoyed a buffet dinner at the Faycine Lodge.
Sunday we piled in the bus that took on a tour of Carnarvon, we saw what the flood waters had done to the town. We were able to go to the BumBak plantation where we were given a comprehensive tour of plantation and the story of how it was started. We had a very nice lunch at the River Gums Café, then in the evening made our way to the Carnarvon Hotel for sunset drinks and dinner and to be serenaded by the wandering guitarist.
Thank you to President Nola and the Carnarvon ladies for a great weekend.
IPP SI Geraldton.
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