Penrose Park Silverton
UPDATE 5 SEPT.
Just a reminder all of you who are coming to the gathering at Silverton.
There is no fuel available in Silverton.
There are a couple of trips organised, and it will be a good idea to have your tanks topped up in case you want to go on these trips.
There are a few arriving a few days early, so if you are arriving before Sunday, have a look around for familiar faces or the EO badges.
I have also got plenty of fantastic raffle prizes from some very generous sponsors.
UPDATE 29 AUGUST
To all of you inveterate travellers coming to Silverton for the National Gathering.
While you have internet access, if you hover you mouse over the word Silverton in this post, (see the Forum,) it will open up a little box with Silverton on it. Go to Driving Directions on the bottom line and it will open up another window with a lot more info on it.
Included there is also the Distance it is from your home address to Silverton.
Write that distance down and if you have the furthest point from Silverton, you will win a great prize.
And the one that comes closest to half of the winners distance will also get a great prize.
I have got a prize list longer than your arm.
It looks like the weather will be favourable with no fire bans, so we will be able to have a good campfire.
One thing though, there isn't a lot of wood around, so if your able to pick up a bit of wood on your way, it wood be warmly received.
I will probably be there Saturday 17th and set up the EO banner.
I bought an e-flare from the EO shop and will have that flashing, so come and say G'day.
Many EO members have been here before and enjoyed the experience of a bush camp type park.
There is plenty of room, some powered sites, showers and toilets and a laundry.
Fire bans excepted, a camp fire is OK.
If you HAVE to have a powered site, there are limited power points. There are no numbered sites like in a normal Caravan Park, it is a bush type park and you park wherever you like. Take a good length of power cable with you just in case you cant get too close to an outlet.
Please ring the Penrose Park on 08 8088 5307 if you need a powered site.
If you are self sufficient in power with you own solar or generator, you don't have to book a place, there will be plenty of room.
Recently, a few cabins were added, and there is also bunkhouse accommodation.
Silverton is about 20 mins. from Broken Hill.
Some finer details of the gathering are still being worked on, and will be updated as they become available.
Mobile reception is patchy at Silverton, so you may or may not have reception where you campsite is.
Some phones can get reception from the park and others can't.
Couple this trip up with a Darling River Run or a trip to the Corner Country or even the Flinders Ranges and experience a bit of the outback. Broken Hill InformationPenrose ParkCorner CountryDarling RiverFlinders Ranges
Come and have a great time.
...........Win a prize..........
If you are coming to the gathering in Silverton, there will be a good prize for the people who come from the furthest point.
This will be calculated with the facility in the Places tab on the webpage.
Go to Places/Directions and your home address will come up and then put in Silverton NSW and then Create Route.
You can plan your whole trip in there, putting in as many locations as you want to visit on your way.
But to win the prize, we will use the facility to put in your suburb or town as the start point, and Silverton NSW as the destination.
You will see that it gives a route and the total Kilometres.
Now if you think that you might not win a prize because you are only a day's drive from Silverton, there will be a prize for the closest to halfway of the winner.
So, if the winner has come 1780 Kms, whoever is closest to 890 Kms will also get a prize.
I have been out and about lately, teeing up a few things for the upcoming gathering at Silverton.
I have had promises of some really good raffle prizes from some of the locals.
There will be some big smiles if you win one of these prizes I can assure you.
If there are any other offers of raffle prizes out there, I would be glad to hear from you.
Also, one of the local artists has said he would come along for a while and give a few hints to those of you who like to do some sketching or painting on your travels.
We have many artists and galleries around the area, so those of you who want to get a bit of tuition, bring along your materials.
SUPPLIES AT SILVERTON
As far as food supplies are concerned, there will be basic items like bread, ice and some drinks available at the office at Penrose Park. There is a hotel not far away for some bottles amd cans.
There is no fuel available at Silverton.
Still working on a few other things to see and participate in, so I will update the details as they come to hand.
UPDATE 11th AUGUST
Another update for all of you who are coming to the Gathering at Silverton in a few weeks time.
There are a few tennis courts there at Penrose Park that we can use if we like a bit of exercise. They are not championship quality, but if you like a hit and giggle, they are for you.
There has also been a new cycle track opened up, and that follows the hisoric walking trail around Silverton. It is more for mountain type bikes because of the surface of the track. So load your bikes up next to your tennis raquets.
Geez, I am getting puffed out just thinking about it.
See you at Silverton