I cannot wait for next years Bullara Station Campout Weekend, and I have only just returned from this years! The numbers were low, but the personalities were huge. We had hoped for more attendees, but there was so much on this weekend that we only had a tight group of 8 members. It certainly didn’t matter as we had an enormous amount of fun and quite a bit of relaxation.
Bullara Station is well known to Exmouth locals, we have at some stage (most of us) camped there. So we know how Edwina and Tim Shallcross operate this well oiled machine of hospitality and outback experience. Lots of very clever and artistic rustic art surrounds the campgrounds, little touches sometimes hidden but greeted with glee once stumbled upon. Like the Lava-Trees! Toilet block to most, but a shower, from a bucket under the stars to the campers. A toilet under the night sky is a wondrous experience!
Our accommodation was definitely not roughing it. We lazed in the lux Lodge and Shearers quarters, with our own private lawned yard and campfire pit. Large pink fluffy lounges, long dining tables and plenty of fridge space. Which is just what eight champagne sipping women need! And we didn’t starve either. Pancakes and fruit, roast chickens, big BBQ dinners, bacon and eggs. Chocolate Brownies with chocolate and more chocolates….
Next year will be bigger and better. Now that we have done the recon, and we know the lay of the land, we can plan ahead. The Exmouth CWA Bullara Station Campout will now officially be an annual event. The last week in October every year will the dates. It is open to all station women, Exmouth CWA members, their friends and family. Welcome to the ladies of Coral Bay and Carnarvon. Spread the word and let’s make it a great weekend for regional women from this region. Its a girls only event, so make the boys stay behind and do the housework, and its also a kids free event. So organise sitters now!
We will be organising the event well in advance for 2018, so make sure you put it on your calendar now. And keep an eye on our Facebook page Exmouth CWA for more informatio