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Saturday - Lunch at Walcha
« on: October 25, 2014, 09:58:11 PM »

First up today is actually a little bit of last night. Nibbles at Moke Central included this lovely cake complete witha message celebrating the 50th anniversary of our favourite car. On behalf of the organising team of Newie, Greg and Michael engraved drink bottles were presented to those people who have attended all three roundups. The list was quite long, a testament to how much people enjoy the roundup and want to come back. On behalf of everyone, Dynky thanked the organising team and presented each of them with a gift bearing their name and the details of the roundup. Special mention also went to Mokercar and Mazy for preparing nibbles for everyone each evening.



Back to this morning's events. The full 27 or so Mokes rolled up to Moke Central raring to go. It was sad that engine trouble kept both Woody and Mont away, and their absence was certainly noticed. Better luck for the next event, guys.







A few words from Newie before the off. Today's destination was the small town of Walcha travelling via all sealed roads. Perhaps 90kms each way?










On the highway heading towards Bendemeer Dynky was sideswiped by a van that decided to pull into her lane without looking. Fortunately the Dynky/Moemoke family were not injured, but the Moke sustained a dent in the rear wheel arch and a side box dent, which makes you realise just how up close and personal this all was.

Dynky's rear wheel arch



Dynky's Side Panel



I hasten to add that is Adele's finger in the picsture and not mine.....

At Bendemeer we stopped to regroup.

Colin deep in thought about pink  mokes:



The roads from Bendemeer to Walcha were main ones, but with some interesting gradients and bends. It felt good to be part of a 25+ convoy of Mokes:





Arriving at Walcha just in time for lunch, the convoy parked up then everyone set off to find their choice of pub or cafe for lunch. Highly recommended was the cafe at the old Royal Hotel:

Mr & Mrs Saharadust, Mr & Mrs Moke My Day, Mr & Mrs Dave G, Di (Team Homey)



Coming home after lunch the group split in two, some returning the way we came, and others taking a slightly longer and more scenic route. Pics anyone who went that way?

For a  very warm 35 degree day this was a good choice of run. Easy but interesting driving and a great little town to visit at the end.

The time at Roundup 2014 seems to have flown by, with tomorrow the last day and many of us leaving at lunchtime. As it's unlikely I'll get time to post tomorrow I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to Newie, Greg, Michael and Newie Jnr for making this a relaxed, fun and interesting week. This is my first Roundup and I now see why people talk about it (and the people) so enthusiastically. We got to meet old friends from our Nullarbor trip and make many new friends. If the Tamworth team are willing to organise another roundup in 2016 we'll be there!

Our thanks go to Frank, Chris and Alison Edwards of the Austin Tourist Park who looked after us so well. The people of Tamworth as a whole were invariably friendly, cheerful and helpful so thanks to them all. Finally, thanks to everyone at the Roundup for your laughter and friendship - and after all, that's what it's all about.

Safe travels.
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Re: Saturday - Lunch at Walcha
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2014, 07:03:20 AM »
Thanks again Homey  :)
              I've enjoyed your reporting. At least those of
us that couldn't make it this year still got to see what
was happening and feel part of it. I hope every one has
a safe trip back home.

              Biggles

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Re: Saturday - Lunch at Walcha
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2014, 04:16:40 PM »
Thanks from over here in NZ too
Its great to see the things that happen over there.
I was interested to see the average age of people in the photos.....until I realised I was in the same bracket :-\  ;)

Sorry to see the damage to Dynky, very luck it wasnt worse.
I hope the repair isnt a problem

Martin
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Re: Saturday - Lunch at Walcha
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2014, 09:49:44 PM »
A couple more for the record.....

Full marks to Chirgs, Mokebear and Knoggs for commitment to the colour scheme...no points for guessing the colour of their Mokes.....


Along the way to lunch..


Now that's orgnised for you (Mellow Yellow's cockpit)...


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Re: Saturday - Lunch at Walcha
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2014, 09:56:18 PM »
And some more....

Lunch at the Walcha Royal Cafe


A pause along the way..


When I grow up I want to be one of these...


Desert Storm - now fitted with loader option...


Rob
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Re: Saturday - Lunch at Walcha
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2014, 06:21:42 PM »
Yet a few more pics from the album.....


Firstly, here is The Conductor, aka Mokercar Sue leading the players in the morning photo shoot which was quite upbeat ::) :












Stretched out along the highway:





Bainesy:





A nice shady place to regroup and rest:







Shorty on handsfree/The Boss on auto pilot  ::) :






Pozza's nice Little Wheeler:





Smithy:





Destination Walcha:






And finally, just a correction on what Homey wrote earlier:

 "Special mention also went to Mokercar and Mazy for preparing nibbles for everyone each evening."

The commendation belongs solely to Mokercar for the daily nibbles...   ;) :)


    Mazy




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Re: Saturday - Lunch at Walcha
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2014, 06:58:17 PM »
Just love all these pics, a big thanks to Homey and Mazy for not only taking them but taking the time to post them here  ;D ;D ;D

..KMC.

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Re: Saturday - Lunch at Walcha
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2014, 08:30:55 PM »
Just love all these pics, a big thanks to Homey and Mazy for not only taking them but taking the time to post them here  ;D ;D ;D

..KMC.
Definately a + 1 from us as well. Really good pics of everyone together.
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Re: Saturday - Lunch at Walcha
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2014, 08:39:31 PM »
Plus at least one from me too  :)

Being often too busy organising and driving to take photos and put up trip reports etc, it's great to see others taking the time not only to take the photos, but to share them on here for the rest of us  8) 8) :)

I meant to thank Homey personally for keeping all the poor people who couldn't make the event up to date with his daily reports. Most people didn't have the time or inclination to post much after what were sometimes fairly long days, so it's nice to see that Homey found the time and made the effort - thanks.

Also great to see others making the effort now that things are getting back to normal to go through all their photos ( I know Mazy was expecting to be approaching 1,000 shots by the time she got home) and put their favorites up. It does take time to do, but a lot of people do genuinely appreciate it.


Newie

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Re: Saturday - Lunch at Walcha
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2014, 09:28:58 PM »
Thanks to all the piccie posters  :). I'm usually busy driving and enjoying the mokes stretched out in front of me on the roads. A bit hard to drive and hold an SLR.
One thing I remember about lunch at Walcha was a whole new meaning to the term "slow food" The pub where I had lunch took an hour to serve a simple counter lunch  :o
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Re: Saturday - Lunch at Walcha
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2014, 01:45:07 PM »
Looks like a top event, well done and thanks for sharing
Happy Mokin
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Re: Saturday - Lunch at Walcha
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2014, 08:35:09 PM »
Fantastic photos everyone. Thank you.
Looks like I missed another great roundup, looks like you all had a good time.
Nicko

 

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