Women enjoy weekend getaway
Ladies of rural and remote WA gathered near Exmouth recently for the inaugural Bullara Ladies Campout hosted by the Country Women’s Association Exmouth branch.
The camp-out, held at Bullara Station Stay with the assistance of owner Edwina Shallcross, gave the ladies a chance to leave their normal lives behind and spend the weekend with like-minded women.
CWA Exmouth president Helen Turner said CWA’s basic principles are based on remote and regional women getting together and fostering friendship.
“We wanted to have something in this region, which is a bit isolated, that allowed women north of Geraldton to get together, go camping and do fun stuff; there was nothing more to it than that,” she said.
Sixty women attended – from young mums to some aged in their 70s. They came from Karratha, Coral Bay, Carnarvon, Exmouth, Geraldton and stations.
“That was fantastic. We didn’t think we would get that scope so we were thrilled to get such a cross- section of women in our first year,” Ms Turner said.
Activities included yoga, massages, a wine appreciation workshop, Amish knot rug making, paper crafts and a scone making class. A 2019 camp-out will be held on the last weekend of October.
The women in attendance at the 2018 Bullara Ladies Campout.