Sunday, October 25, 2015

Flanagan Reserve October 2015

A weekend trip to Flanagan Reserve for our second outing in the new van. Amanda's parents met us there as well, on their first trip out in their new van. 

It was dry and dusty but we still had a relaxing time. The kids went exploring up the river and the adults made sure the fire didn't go out and that the kettle didn't boil dry. 

Harry Verhoeven Camping
Pop cooking his breakfast. 

teambray breakfast
Nathan helping with breakfast too.

teambray breakfast
Tara wishing should have some breakfast

teambray flanagan reserve
Lauren and Tara in the river

teambray flanagan reserve
Teambray Camp

teambray flanagan reserve
Easy set up - Campbray

camping verhoeven jayco & jeep 2015
Nana and Pop's new rig

Another veiw of Teambray camp

camping verhoeven jayco & jeep 2015
Pop and Gracie relaxing

teambray flanagan reserve
Smile Pop you are camping

teambray flanagan reserve
Cup of tea time for Nathan

teambray breakfast flanagan reserve
Breakfast day 2

teambray jayco flanagan reserve 2015
Ready for the drive home - another great trip

Monday, October 12, 2015

Kenilworth Homestead - Oct Long Weekend 2015

Our maiden voyage with the new 18 foot Jayco Expanda saw us return for the second year to Kenilworth Homestead for the October long weekend. A slight detour to Jayco to get the solar panels working and we were on our way up the highway. The bigger van towed well behind the Patrol. 

On arrival at the campground we thought ourselves lucky to get a spot up high right on the river front. Setting up went smoothly - we love the new van. 

The weekend would be spent swimming in the river, cooking damper and competing in the Bush Olympics. Colin was determined to win. 
Competition day arrived and we had our game plan all worked out. Archery was first up - Amanda did well with a bullseye and a good double pointer on 8 for the Golden Arrow. Boiling the billy was a challenge with the first match going out without lighting the fire. The second match lit and we went about lighting as many sticks and leaves, sacrificing a few eyebrown hairs along the way. We boiled the water in great time. 
Onto sack racing and horse show tossing - with Colin hitting the mark with a perfect toss. Had he been practising? 
This had put us in good contention for the second day of racing - the Canoe race and Orienteering. Even with a collision in the canoe race we managed a great time. The Orienteering was simpler this year - NICE !
Final points were announced around the Sausage Sizzle lunch (with Gluten Free catering !!) - and the WINNERS are TEAM BRAY. Yep we won. All that strategy and running around like crazy people was worth it. 

We'll be back in 2016 to defend our title.

For information on Kenilworth Homestead visit

teambray Kenilworth Homestead 2015
Teambray Camp

teambray breakfast
Breakfast with river views

teambray jayco
The new van

teambray Kenilworth Homestead 2015
Bush Olympics - Sack Race

teambray Kenilworth Homestead 2015
Teambray Flag

teambray Kenilworth Homestead 2015
Bush Olympics - Canoe Race

teambray Kenilworth Homestead 2015

teambray Kenilworth Homestead 2015
Teambray - Bush Olympics WINNERS

teambray kenilworth 2015 winners

We will be back next year to defend our title. 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Moogerah Dam - in tents

After selling the 16ft Jayco Expanda and waiting for the new one to be delivered we decided to do a weekend away in the tents with the boat to Moogerah Dam. A simple menu and light packing were in order.

The weather was great and the kids had a ball tubing. Madi and Colin attempted wake boarding - maybe next time it will all come together for them.

teambray moogerah camping
Team Bray Camp - in tents

teambray moogerah camping boat
Happy as a fish in water

teambray moogerah camping boat
Thumbs up

teachermum boat
Co-Captain Amanda

carboy boat
Back up Captain - Nathan

carboy boat
Having a ball

teambray bayliner
Lauren at the helm

teambray bayliner
Lauren getting the boat ready for another trip out

teambray bayliner

Friday, July 10, 2015

2015 Roadtrip - Cania Gorge

From Seaforth we headed inland for a change of scenery. Cania Gorge was the destination. Once set up we got a fire going and started planning which trails we would tackle in the morning.

After a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs we packed our backpacks with water and snacks and headed off. We soon found out that the National Park signage was not very accurate when it came to distances. A 900m path was more like a 1.5k walk. Not to be deterred we pushed on and found ourselves in some amazing rock formations. All up we walked about 9k's - about 3k's more than the signage would have led us believe.

teambray cania gorge
Exploring the bush

teambray cania gorge camping
Team Bray - Cania Gorge

teambray cania gorge camping
Madi and Lauren

It was a long way up

teambray cania gorge camping
There was a dark cave under there

teambray cania gorge camping

teambray cania gorge camping
Teambray Hugs

teambray cania gorge camping
In one of the caves

teambray cania gorge camping
Big Foot

After the first day of walking approximately 9k's we we going to attempt another walk the next day. We didn't get far - our legs told us that thye needed a rest so we headed back to camp and relaxed by the fire. We all voted to head home a day early.

Monday, July 6, 2015

2015 Roadtrip - Day trip to Cape Hillsborough

From Seaforth we took a short drive south to Cape Hillsborough and checked out the beaches. More amazing views, sea creatures and fun had by everyone.

Cape Hillsborough

Bush meets Beach

Some amazing rock formations


Some creative photography by Colin
More sea creatures

Crab Balls

My eyes are on you!
More amazing beach

Nathan loving the sunshine

Another stinger enclosure