Sunday, April 12, 2015

Maroon Dam Camp - April 2015

After a few days at home we packed up again and headed to Maroon Dam for our first weekend away with the boat. I found enough courage to tow the boat behind the work ute and Colin followed with the van. After a nervous but uneventful trip we got to camp and were surprised to have the place to ourselves - after all it was Easter school holidays.

The camp ground is quite hilly with full grass cover and portaloos that seemed to get cleaned 3 times a day. The dogs loved being away again too.

TeamBray Boat
Ready to roll

Teambray Camp - Maroon Dam

Tara at camp

On Friday morning we headed down to the dam access provided by the camp ground to launch the boat. It was a very muddy and shallow ramp (if you could call it that). Once we had the boat off the trailer the kids decided it was time to try the knee board. They made it look easy getting up on thier knees easily. Colin however made it look slightly more difficult but once on he carved it out over the wake.

Going for a cruise

Madilyn knee boarding

Lauren being brave!

Nathan working out how to knee board.

A short lunch break back at the van and the kids were back at it again. We pretty much had the dam to ourselves with only a few boats out enjoying the sunshine and warm water.

ActionDad KneeBoarding
Colin making a wake

Actiondad Kneeboarding
Sideways action


On Saturday we drove around to the proper boat ramp and easily launched the boat from there. We started out on the tube with limited "whipping" much to the kids and Colin's disappointment. I had to get better at turns. More knee boarding followed up by more tubing and it was time to call it quits for the day. 

teachermum tubing
Amanda and Nathan - all ok!

Nathan making everyone laugh

Nathan and Lauren

Everyone together

TeamBray Kids
Lift off

More tube action

It has to be said that we all had a great time - maybe not as relaxing as other camping weekends but the kids are keen to get back out on the water again.

Maroon Dam

Teambray camp

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