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Canteen 2003   
March 7, 2003
We take the kids from CanTeen on a trip to Lancelin.

This was the second CanTeen trip I have participated in - again a top effort by Froggy in organising it - not to mention all the leg work on the CanTeen side.

Our drivers for the weekend were: Day One - Friday

Unlike the last CanTeen trip, this one was only to Lancelin and started on Friday night. We wandered off to the CanTeen HQ, picked everyone up and were on our way. We stopped off at Quinns Rocks for some snacks and comfort and then onto Lancelin.

We arrived about 10PM and dropped off the CanTeen crew after having some problems with Wayne's LandCruiser - the water pump had seized.

Thanks to Robbo for letting us stay at his place in Lancelin - it was hugely convenient and good for everyone.

Day Two - Saturday

The next morning Sofia kindly picked up a water pump for Wayne's car and brought it up to Lancelin for us. Most of us just went into recovery mode (having got about three hours sleep) while the mechanics did the work on the car.

Some were still sleeping at this point. German Pete had spent the night on the beach and drove back in only to go back to sleep in his car. Before picking up the CanTeen crew, we went down to the beach for a bit of a paddle. It was a very hot day and extremely windy, but we managed. Our next stop was the lodge. We picked up the CanTeen group and headed off to the dunes for driving and general messing around. Thunderstorms were headed in as we went off to the dunes so it cooled down quite a bit. Some rain came in and those in my car got wet (as you'd expect) but no harm done... It was still very windy on the dunes - lots of sand flying around. As Big Pete did not have his full-sized 4WD running, he brought along a replacement. On the way back to the townsite we toured through the dunes and stopped off to see the big bus. After dropping off the CanTeen crew, we headed back down the beach for a swim before sundown. As you can see we got pretty relaxed. However, no drinks were spilled in the exercise. Big Pete's chair had a pretty hard time, though. Day Three - Sunday

Sunday morning we packed up, grabbed everyone and headed to the bakery for lunch after another short stop at the beach. A fire had started north of Lancelin and it got rather large while we were eating our lunch. After his we headed out of Lancelin back towards to Perth. We detoured through the Moore River area and did some river crossings before heading back out on the highway. German Pete picked up a big stick (almost a log) that required sawing off before we could remove it from the bottom of his car but other than that, it was pretty incident free. Thanks again to Froggy for organising the 4x4 side of the trip - I think everyone had a great time and I'll certainly come along on the next one.
Saturday morning recovery
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Recovery mode
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Froggy still sleeping.
German Pete still sleeping.
Water pump repairs to Wayne's 60 series
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Spare parts?
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Down the beach before picking up the CanTeen crew
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On the beach
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On the beach
The surf
The other type of surfing
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On the dunes near Lancelin
German Pete headed down
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Surf's up!
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Pretty windy...
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At the top of the dune
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Storm coming in
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Just chillin'
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Headed down the hill
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Big Pete's tonka truck
Big Pete's truck
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Big Pete's truck
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More surfin'
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Big Pete's truck
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The Monster Bus!
The bus
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The bus and Pommie Pete
The bus and child
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The bus and Pommie Pete
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The bus
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The bus
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Back on the beach in the afternoon
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Big Pete and Styx
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And stay there!
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Sofia and Styx
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Saturday - smoke from a fire blocks the sun
Sun block
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The fire - north of Lancelin
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The cars at the bakery
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The crew at the bakery
Hi, Sofia!
Down by the Moore River
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Climbing up the hill from the river
Climbing out of the valley
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Climbing out of the valley
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Climbing out of the valley
Crossing the Moore River
Small river crossing - Froggy
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Small river crossing - Fish
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Small river crossing - CanTeen
Small river crossing - German Pete
Small river crossing - backwards?