Car­a­van­ers get to­gether in Jubes

Whitsunday Times - - YOUR SAY -

WIND and rain failed to dampen the spir­its of Aus­tralian Car­a­van Club (ACC) mem­bers at­tend­ing their se­cond North Queens­land com­bined branches muster.

The muster, at­tract­ing over 50 ACC mem­bers from the ACC Trop­i­cal Tour­ers branch (Townsville), ACC Sugar City Pi­o­neers and ACC Co­ral Coast Cruis­ers and ACC Capricorn Tour­ers branch (Rock­hamp­ton), was held from March 8 to 13 at the Is­land Gate­way Hol­i­day Park at Ju­bilee Pocket.

Muster or­gan­iser Linda Bri­er­ley said mem­bers from the four branches had en­joyed a joint muster held at Sa­rina in Au­gust last year so much, that it was de­cided to hold an­other one. “We put it to a vote and the vote was unan­i­mous,” Ms Bri­er­ley said.

“While a bit of wind and rain didn’t dampen our spir­its, un­for­tu­nately the re­gion’s famed boat trips just weren’t an op­tion and out­door ac­tiv­i­ties had to fit in be­tween show­ers.

“We chose the venue partly be­cause of its beauty and ideal lo­ca­tion for the di­verse group from as far north as Cairns, and as far south as Rock­hamp­ton. We also hoped our busi­ness would as­sist the area with post-cy­clone re­cov­ery.”

The park own­ers put on a bar­be­cue and pro­ceeds went to lo­cal char­ity Sail­abil­ity Whit­sun­days.

PHOTO: FRANK CASEY

CAR­A­VAN CREW: Wind and rain failed to dampen the spir­its of ACC mem­bers at their com­bined branch muster at Air­lie Beach this month.

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