Last year for its inception the weather was fairly hot. What a difference this year (held on 21st May). The forecast was not looking good but that and some negative comments on social media put some riders off. Over 20 riders decided to
withdraw before even leaving home.
Vetting was held in beautiful sunny weather on the Friday afternoon.
Ride base was the caravan park in Wandering and soon floats and camps covered most of the grassed area. A communal camp fire was lit close to the Geoff Marsh pavilion and some of the riders and strappers were still sitting around it well after midnight. Come daylight the fire was still cheerfully encouraging people to come and visit it, even if it was surrounded by water by then.
Top Photo: Ross McCamish & Hillbrae Kassie. Above: Keeping the home fires burning.