It was always going to be a hot weekend, with temperatures expected in the high 30
degrees and perhaps hitting the 40’s.
Despite this we had a great turnout of roughly 15 scoots meeting up at ‘The Pipers’ Scottish pub in Currambine, for a ‘full Scottish breakfast’, it was a great feed, and I guess I ate black pudding and haggis amongst other things but I couldn’t tell you what was what.
Steve Leech organized a conga line of shopping trolleys to buy the beer for the
weekend from Dan Murphy’s
Then it was off to the camp….. except for the fella who seemed to have snapped his
layshaft, so that went in the van.
With the hot weather, a few riders were nursing their carbs somewhat but everyone
made it to the camp fine.
It was fantastic to have three young lads with us- Steve’s son, Alfie, Dean’s son Max
and his mate Adam, who held an impromptu game of beer pong.
After settling in to the accommodation, people settled in for a drink, with some
taking advantage of the pool.
Dinner for the night was curries cooked by Dean which went down well. Then it was
all about drinking too much.
Saturday we were treated to a full English breakfast, then we set up for the
gymkhana, whilst Steve and others went into to town for more beer and a few other
Dougie McLean was losing gearbox oil at an alarming rate, through a stripped stud.
When Steve got back from the bottle shop, he pulled out an arc welder from his van
and tacked a nut on to the stud so we could back it out and replace it.
The gymkhana was a blast, with the young lads, Max and Adam, wiping the floor
with us old fucks, it would have been embarrassing, if these kids weren’t the
After packing up the gymkhana and having some lunch, it was all about trying to
keep cool, and drinking, so we hit the pool.
Later Cheffy John, Steve and others made us all homemade pizzas.
Sunday was all about bacon sangers, packing up, taking some photos, and making
sure we left the place in a good state. Steve had a word to us all about next year and
whether we wanted to book again at Kerem Adventure Camp, when, and how to
improve numbers, and everyone had the opportunity to contribute to the
Huge thanks to Steve Leech, for organizing the event, Dean Hilditch and Terry
Winters for support, Cheffy John for his mastery in the kitchen and telling me how to
cut vegetables, and all those that helped, with washing up and leaving the site in as
good a condition that we found it in.
Looking forward to next year.