Pic left. Bob and Lee talking about the day's events at some lovely camp sites. Pic right Billy Ho and some of the other club members enjoy some stories of the day's events around a campfire.
Pic left: Bill truck edges along a road. Pic right: The road doesn't get much better as the group heads in towards where Bill thinks the best place to hear the fantail birdsong is.
Pic left: Bob and Lee find the going fractionally better. Pic right: Garry and Ben's Jeep gets into some soft stuff and need to be towed out
Pic left: The group make their way into the bush and things are starting to look up for a chance at hearing the first twitter of our chosen bird. Pic right: Oops time to clear the road of some fallen branches.
Pic left: At last Ralph and young Ben get to see and hear what we've come for. Pic right: The rest of the group also get to appreciate.
Pic left: Ralph's truck falls into a hidden hole and has to be pulled out backwards. Pic right Ralph as the lead truck has to winch himself up out of another steep bit of the road.
Pic left: Truck coming through while one of the group waits to see if tow required. Pic right: Yes it does.
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Here are some photos of the 2012 trip with some captions: