Of MUGS, MUGS and
MUGGERS................an Abominable report on QBIII at Coffs Harbour
The week before the storm hit but on
the day it was fine and warm. Imagine watching a large pod of
dolphins surfing just next to the intricate sand dune map at
“Coff’s”. Not to mention the whales and the odd sea eagle
surveying the scene.
In all, the QBIII weekend was a great
Day 1 began with some intricate sand
dunes in which many came unstuck. Even a little off and you could
miss the depression or was it a knoll?
Day 2 provided some very vague gully
spur with long route choices and not too many collecting features if
you “ran off”.
Day 3 at Coffs Campus looked simple
enough but proved to be a very detailed complex of buildings,
underpasses and stairways.
As this is an Abominable report, I can
report that we all did “very well”, especially those who acted
their age. We were represented by Ann, John, Belinda, Stephen and we
can count Jen and Geoff.
Speaking of ages – it has been ages
since the NSW MTBO championships just outside Lithgow. Julie and Sean
were joined by Ann and John for the “frolicking” weekend. The
trails were tough but we all prevailed even after Julie scavenging
for breakfast on Sunday morning. Perhaps none of us had enough lunch,
because the middle distance Sunday afternoon proved to be quite
tiring and then we faced the long drive home.