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Victorian Kelly Country Camp - November 2-6 (Cup Weekend)
« Reply #375 on: November 06, 2012, 01:16:52 PM »
Had a wonderful weekend with a great crowd. Thanks everyone for not throwing anything at me on Saturday night. Hope these pics whet the appetite of those who didn't make it...
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Re: Victorian Kelly Country Camp - November 2-6 (Cup Weekend)
« Reply #376 on: November 06, 2012, 01:29:17 PM »
BTW...thanks to Mace for putting heart and soul into this weekend. Much appreciated.  :cup:  :cheers:
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Re: Victorian Kelly Country Camp - November 2-6 (Cup Weekend)
« Reply #377 on: November 06, 2012, 01:39:38 PM »
Had a fantastic weekend.  Thanks to Mace for outstanding organisation!  :cup:  We had lovely weather (for most of it), great company, Saturday night entertainment (well done GG- I still can't believe you could talk the next morning).  It was great meeting everyone, even if I didn't get to all.  Thanks to all the fur kids' owners, as they were so patient 'lending' their puppies to the kids for their training school, and the "Dog Show" Sunday night.  Also thanks to Nat for 'donating' the doggy treats for Saturday's training session!!

These are Lachie's (5yo) photos:
'Fergus' in training


'Zac' having a well earned break


Sunday pm training


And mine:
Half the camp


Saturday cricket (it did get more participants)


The dog show about to begin. Others will have better ones of this event


Now, I'd better go unpack the camper and car.   :cheers: Kris
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Victorian Kelly Country Camp - November 2-6 (Cup Weekend)
« Reply #378 on: November 06, 2012, 01:57:38 PM »
Don't forget to find Moe and give him a wash Kris! :-)
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Re: Victorian Kelly Country Camp - November 2-6 (Cup Weekend)
« Reply #379 on: November 06, 2012, 02:10:19 PM »
Just a quick one to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who attended this weekend - it was our first time out with you and we had an absolute blast! :D Alan, you're a legend to have organized such a brilliant weekend! Don't think we've ever met so many friendly, accepting people in one place. Thanks also to the guys we went out with on Sundays leisure drive - another first for us, & although I found it nerve-wracking at times, I can't wait to do it again. Hope we can catch up with you all again in the near future (work commitments permitting) Cheers, Claire
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Re: Victorian Kelly Country Camp - November 2-6 (Cup Weekend)
« Reply #380 on: November 06, 2012, 02:47:13 PM »
OK so I have had some time to go through a few photos of the W/E
First on is of the man who made it all happen. Well done Mace. Every thing was spot on.


Then I think I should add the Group photo. I will have to arrange a full resolution copy placed on a server for all to get hold of.


So now I will place my story behind my photos.
Started off on Saturday morning with the breakfast of champions

We headed in to Mansfield to attend the market. A big market it was too. We spent our fortunes there and then came back to camp.

After lunch we went to the Tolmie pub and then on to the Kelly Tree

We also went Geocaching which took us to the site of Kelly's Hut. While there is no hut there any more I did find a steel relic of some sort just near by. I could imagine a hut being sited in this area. It was right next to a small running creek.
We completed the day watching the Story that was well told back at camp.
As Well as Carlisle from 4WD Touring watching on.

On Sunday we set off with Mace on the First Tour of Kelly Country. We went to The Kelly Tree, Benella, 11 mile Creek, Greta, and then powers Look out.

The group at the Kelly Tree

Speewa trying to break Kelly out!

Ellen Kelly's House remains.

On Sunday Lost guided a tour of a couple of huts for the lesser experienced 4WDrivers. Some the others who had more experience also came along for the ride. We went to Craig's Hut via Monument Track and then on to Kings Hut and Pineapple Flat before returning home

Us at Craig's Hut



(Couldn't decide which one to post. Sorry)

Speewa on Monument Track

King's Hut

Crossing the King at Pineapple Flat.

The Evenings were spent at camp relaxing with a few drinks and some good coffee provided by master OTTO.

Master OTTO goes camping!

As I get more photos sorted I will post more up for you all to see (and for those who could not attend drool over) but for now I think that is enough.

Once again a great weekend was had and I really enjoyed meeting everyone (including Speewa but we won't tell any one that).
Well done to every one for making us feel welcome and a great tour of the Kelly Country by Mace.

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Re: Victorian Kelly Country Camp - November 2-6 (Cup Weekend)
« Reply #381 on: November 06, 2012, 02:56:54 PM »
Some great pics so far.

Dont expect any from me.  I took about 4 on Friday, and that was it.

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« Reply #382 on: November 06, 2012, 03:26:27 PM »
I'm SO disappointed. I though Mace was some kind of Demi-God but in that picture he looks like a regular human person..........



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« Reply #383 on: November 06, 2012, 03:26:51 PM »
3 of my photos from the trip to Craigs Hut ...

Can only say this was a spectacular weekend plus -

Mace you did a fantastic job -  :cup: :cup: :cup:

Kids , Dogs and Adults all had a great time ...

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Rock and View out the back of Craigs ...
Craigs Hut
Delatite River at the start of the Circuit Track ..
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Re: Victorian Kelly Country Camp - November 2-6 (Cup Weekend)
« Reply #384 on: November 06, 2012, 03:48:02 PM »
Arrived home safely to thunder, lightening and a down pour.

This was our first Swag outing and I can only reiterate what a fantastic job Mace did with his planning and organisation of the whole weekend. It was thoroughly enjoyable and never a dull moment. To everyone that attended...........what a great bunch you all are. All the kids there had a ball and the fur kids had a great time.

The down side of the weekend is......................... if this is the benchmark set by Mace its going to be very hard indeed to exceed it or get anywhere near it next camp.

Personally I want to thank everyone who attended for making Annie and I feel welcome and part of the group.

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Re: Victorian Kelly Country Camp - November 2-6 (Cup Weekend)
« Reply #385 on: November 06, 2012, 04:27:53 PM »
Thanks Alan for a great weekend full of memories. Was great to catch up again with yourself and some old and new faces :cheers:
You must be exhausted mate, big effort :cup:
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« Reply #386 on: November 06, 2012, 04:37:23 PM »
Hey Black Diamond(or should I let everyone in on your NEW name >:D), it appears you are a hit with the photographers mate.
Perhaps I might keep that one to myself or you might bring up a certain telescope incident ;D

Cant wait for the rest of your pics Crisp
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« Reply #387 on: November 06, 2012, 04:54:16 PM »
A great weekend was had by all.
Top venue....top organisation....top company.... :cheers:

Thanks Mace. Top stuff... :cup: :cup:
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« Reply #388 on: November 06, 2012, 05:15:19 PM »
Hey Black Diamond(or should I let everyone in on your NEW name >:D), it appears you are a hit with the photographers mate.
Perhaps I might keep that one to myself or you might bring up a certain telescope incident ;D

Cant wait for the rest of your pics Crisp
Cheers Shane
;D was great to meet you in person Shane, maybe next time you can fire up that telescope  >:D  as far as the new name goes, Greg wasn't complaining ;D

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Re: Victorian Kelly Country Camp - November 2-6 (Cup Weekend)
« Reply #389 on: November 06, 2012, 05:19:26 PM »
We had the BESTBESTBESTBESTBEST TIME Many Thanks for all the behind the senes work done for all of us by Mace . The weather was perfect , the Swaggers new & old faces just made the trip all the more special . All the trips were really informative & fun as some haddnt been out to play in low range till then . Sometimes terrifing but in the safety net of friends all good . Got up this morning to a gale force wind & trying hard to rain a quick pack & ambled off home to clean up the act . Our road trips showed us around the area through the mountains & flatter grazing farmlands . lf only l could work out where/why  my fridge was leeking cans as there seem to be a distint lack of in the morning . Special thanks to the nimble Black Diamond for his gynmistic display on the black stump apperatis .
Extra special thanks to all the New Swaggers that ventered out to Tolmie & joined us having fun .  :cup: :cheers:
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Re: Victorian Kelly Country Camp - November 2-6 (Cup Weekend)
« Reply #390 on: November 06, 2012, 05:22:47 PM »
Hi All, as others have already said, thanks for a great weekend! Great to meet everyone and we look forward to another catchup. A big thanks to Mace for organising such good weekend. A special thanks to our 'neighbours' tips and dips!  :cheers:

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« Reply #391 on: November 06, 2012, 05:33:57 PM »
;D was great to meet you in person Shane, maybe next time you can fire up that telescope  >:D  as far as the new name goes, Greg wasn't complaining ;D

:cheers: john

All I gotta say is what a great bunch of blokes you two are :).. I could have spent weeks there chatting, drinking and chilling with you

Great to finally meet the famous BD, Poppa Smurf, Lost, Gav, Nick (Flanders) and Kiwi Mark. It was also good to catch up with the other riff raff who I'd met ( you know who you are :) )

PS Coco has slept for about 24 hrs.. she is worn out !!!!
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Re: Victorian Kelly Country Camp - November 2-6 (Cup Weekend)
« Reply #392 on: November 06, 2012, 05:36:43 PM »
Well done Mace  :cup: a great long weekend and it was very interesting putting a face to the forum handles, thanks for a great time to all those who attended   8) 8) 8)
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« Reply #393 on: November 06, 2012, 06:37:24 PM »
I know how coco feels Greg, I feel like I could sleep for a week. We will have to try get the crew up to Buckland Valley for some more drinks and a bit of 4wd'ing and a bit of fishin'. Although drinking with you bunch can get a bit messy even if it is lots of fun.
Your comment about meeting some of the forum legends like yourself, BD, Lost, Mace, Big Jules,  etc  is so true. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Victorian Kelly Country Camp - November 2-6 (Cup Weekend)
« Reply #394 on: November 06, 2012, 08:22:20 PM »
We got home yesterday after a fantastic weekend.

Mace,,, Thanks a million you put a huge effort in to organise this trip and it really showed,

I think you should buy a bus and paint Ned Kelly tours on the side you would make a million !!!

Thanks also to all the other Swaggers we met and made us welcome, it was great to put names to faces and then try and learn real names all in one ;D  hope to meet you all again soon,

Don't forget to keep us updated on your big trip Nat and Gav

Thanks Everyone
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on the tour at Benalla cemetery
The Kelly gang in Glenrowan
Us at Powers Look out
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Re: Victorian Kelly Country Camp - November 2-6 (Cup Weekend)
« Reply #395 on: November 06, 2012, 08:47:15 PM »
For all you people that couldn't/didn't go SUFFER coz Mace put on the best week end  :cup: :cup: :cup: and you can leave my mate Speewa alone too as there was something  even more prickly than him there, and here's the pic to prove it


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« Reply #396 on: November 07, 2012, 12:14:15 AM »
For all you people that couldn't/didn't go SUFFER coz Mace put on the best week end  :cup: :cup: :cup: and you can leave my mate Speewa alone too as there was something  even more prickly than him there, and here's the pic to prove it
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« Reply #397 on: November 07, 2012, 06:31:37 AM »
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« Reply #398 on: November 07, 2012, 06:36:55 AM »
We arrived back in Sydney Tuesday evening after a great weekend. The Kelly Country Tour was excellent and we learnt a lot about the exploits of our most famous bushranger. We visited Craig's Hut on the Sunday.

A big thank you to Mace for all the organising. It was a super effort and very much appreciated. It was great to meet old friends again and put more names to faces.

Mal  :cup: :cheers: :cup:

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Re: Victorian Kelly Country Camp - November 2-6 (Cup Weekend)
« Reply #399 on: November 07, 2012, 09:31:56 AM »
NOBODY MENTIONED THE WINNER OF BOTH THE SOLAR PANELS IN THE RAFFLE!!!

Thanks to Mace for a huge effort.

Thanks to Mandrake for the Solar :) :) :)

Thanks to those that came for a run up the huts, it was a good day, and great weather.

Still havent unpacked.. :)
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