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TRAVEL TO CARNARVON … 1st October 2004

Carnarvon is a Coastal Town 904 kilometres north of Perth, WA.  Erica and I bought an all-ready established General Motors Holden Motor Vehicle Dealership there, in 1972.  We operated this business (New Car Sales, Used Car Sales, Service, Spare Parts and Panel/Paint), with twenty two staff, for ten years.

Carnarvon Yacht Club ... as at November 2010

* Carnarvon Yacht Club (Opened 13th August 1983) *

Robinson Street, Carnarvon, WA

* Robinson Street, Carnarvon, WA *

I made a deliberate decision to delay starting for Sydney to attend the 50thAnniversary of the Carnarvon Yacht Club (CYC) on the weekend of 2-3 October ’04.  My main thought was to honour the two Scott’s, Barry and Kay, who were Foundation Members of the CYC, 50 years earlier and who have been great supporters of mine. 

Through the early years of the Motor Vehicle Business, I took on a franchise for a Perth, WA, built 14’ Beach Catamaran Yacht, the Windrush.  And eventually sold twenty five, with most of the new owners then joining the Carnarvon Yacht Club (CYC).  This effectively formed a new and most popular Class within the Club and naturally I joined the Class and learnt how to sail a catamaran.  This experience made it possible for me to move onto SV Tsunami and sail her single handed.  

*   The `Old CYC Clubhouse' ... in use during my period with the Club.  Approx. 1974/1981   *

* The `Old CYC Clubhouse' ... in use during my period with the Club. Approx. 1974/1981 *

The 14' Windrush Catamaran fleet is developing again ... now number ten vessels.

The 14' Windrush Catamaran fleet is developing again ... now number ten vessels.

Barry and Kay offered me accommodation on their 10 metres catamaran while I was in Carnarvon for the 50thAnniversay and this proved a perfect arrangement, as the yacht was moored close to the Club and amenities for visiting yachts.

CYC Foundations!

* The beginning of a Dream for CYC Members. Club Opening 13th August, 1983 *

The Trophy Presentation Night the year I was Commodore!
The Trophy Presentation Night the year I was Commodore! The young lad is Darren Scott!

DENTAL  DILEMMA:

A week before the Carnarvon trip I started to experience pain with one of my molar teeth.  Being busy as hell and a punter, I took off for Carnarvon without trying to have the problem rectified.  On passing through Geraldton it became obvious I would not be able to live through the pain for nearly a week in Carnarvon … and I knew there was a great likelihood there would not be a Dentist there. 

* New Marina as seen in 2010 *

* New Marina as seen in 2010 *

 Therefore, I saw a Dentist in Geraldton (on the coast, 424 kilometres north of Perth) and it seemed, following an x-ray, an extraction was imminent?  Antibiotics to the rescue.  A further visit to my own Dentist on return to Perth confirmed the first opinion, however, I was leaving for Sydney the next morning … so, more antibiotics!?

PACK WAGON FOR CROSSING OF AUSTRALIA … 5th OCTOBER 2004

Erica had a day off work to help me pack the Mercedes for the trip East to Sydney.  This was done, although towards the end of the procedure I ran out of time, lost patience and threw the last 100 Kg in rather loosely.

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