September 22, 2020

Syd’s Wild Dayz Sunday 8 January

Another long but good day for Syd visiting Expedition Units and at the same time seeing the stunning scenery of Tasmania. First off to Freycinet where Amy’s Adventure Tour Unit were based but due to a lack of mobile phone reception we were unable to catch up with them so instead went for a walk along to the Wineglass Bay lookout.

From there a short drive North to Bichinot where we met up with Liam C and Thomas from the Diving Expedition who were both having a great time. Adam’s Diving Unit were still out and Phillip’s Tall Ship Unit were also going to be staying at the site that night because of the forecast of very heavy seas overnight.

Then a long drive back past Launceston to Westbury arriving around 8.30pm to meet the Bush Raiders units where Robbie, David plus Debbie, Duncan & Patrick were all based along with 10 whole Units so over 200 people. Their Expedition Leader Michael had set up a very nice campsite on his own rodeo ranch complete with a stage and bands providing evening entertainment. All there seemed happy and were looking forward to theuir final day’s activity plus Michael had also promised to take David out around the property that night to see what local wildlife they could spot.

Syd’s Expedition Tour ended by returning to Quercus Park and the Venture site ready for the return of the main camp on Monday night.

Syd’s Wild Dayz Tuesday 3 January

The UK Contingent have all safely arrived in Tasmania with the Yorkshire Contingent flying in from Sydney at 11.30 and the Bexleyheath Contingent arriving from Melbourne at 13.00 After a short transfer of around 20 minutes we arrived at Quercus Park, met up with one another and also the Explorers, Duncan, Patrick and Debbie met up with their Expedition Units for the first time as they all camp together as a Unit throughout the Venture.

The Northallerton Explorers had all thoroughly enjoyed their week in Sydney and Syd spotted several of them around the site with their new found Australian friends while Chris, Moose and Duncan met up with friends made at previous Ventures.

After dinner the camp was formally opened by the camp chief and Venture organisers together with local dignatories before entertainment kicked off culminating in an appearance by The Jezebels, a well known Australian band.