WHO ARE THEY?
Names: Lee Hutchings Where’s home: Vaucluse, Sydney Home on the road: 1985 Jayco Penguin Outback
Camper mods: Nil
Tow vehicle: Ford Territory,
diesel Vehicle mods: Nil
Favourite Destination: Pretty Beach, Murramarang National Park and Bendalong, Shoalhaven. Obviously the South Coast has what it takes to keep a vintage surfer interested. Scariest moment: Perhaps the reason that Lee and wife Frances favour the South Coast is that the surf beaches are so readily accessible. Certainly, we learnt that accessing the back-beaches of the mid-north coast have challenged Lee with some “hairy roads” and some of his scariest moments.
Lessons learnt: Lee offered us an eclectic mix of lessons learnt – all of which hinted at experiences that he and Frances would rather not repeat. His top three lessons were: 1. always have a back-up plan for when things don’t function; 2. always check electricals are in order
(ie. trailer connections, etc.) before you set off; 3. don’t lend to family or friends and expect that everything will come back the same.
While Lee had an ironic smile on his face when he shared his third lesson, there’s clearly some truth to what he says.