Port Fairy

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 13:19
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will be at Port Fairy for the next 3 nights, Gardens Caravan Park site 314. If anyone happens to be hanging around, drop in for a cold can.
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 13:24

Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 13:24
Forgot to mention, if you don't drink bourbon you'll have to supply your own cans. Can't have valuable fridge space taken up with substandard hydration kits.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 14:27

Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 14:27
you'll drive thru Terang mate, if you want a cuppa call by.
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 14:47

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 14:47
Sorry Bonz I was out the door before the replies came in, maybe next time.
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Reply By: Willem - Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 20:13

Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 20:13
Whilst at Port Fairy you will see a great big ships propeller on display. It stands opposite the museum. The propeller belonged to the SS Casino which sank near Apollo Bay in the 1930's. My wife's grandfather, Deepsea Diver Johhno Johnstone cut the propeller off with special hack saw blades. Used up 27 blades under water and donated the propellor to the Port Fairy community. This is not mentioned on the plaque commemorating the SS Casino but is a fact.
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 14:49

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 14:49
Saw the propeller... Hack saw you say... I don't think you could pay me enough to sit underwater and cut that thing off with a hack saw.
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Reply By: Chaba - Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 23:59

Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 23:59
Beautiful part of the world! Stayed at the same park.

Took kids and wifey through there last year on our way to SA. Great fishing, nice people, and cold beer. I believe there’s even a hot rod show on this weekend if you’re looking to see how the other half live.


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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 15:02

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 15:02
went there partly for a mates b'day and mostly for the hot rods, good weekend by all accounts. Sat down near the light house and watched all these guy's setting up with million$ equipment, thought this has to be the place to be. Suddenly 13 teenage girls rocked up with hand lines, 2 slabs of UDL cand and a couple of packets of smokes between them. They proceeded to scream, giggle, chase each other, throw cig butts in the water, complain that they didn't like touching the bait and continually dropped both the "F" & "C" bombs. They caught 19 fish between them, the 20 or so of us sitting next to them caught 3 fish in total. What do you do???
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 15:46

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 15:46
This trip report is going to sound like a whinge and I guess it is but here goes...

The van park was nice but the security was over the top, telling people to return to their respective camps at 10:30pm and please extinguish all exterior lighting because people were trying to sleep... Meanwhile he was too chicken poo to confront the group of teenage boys who were riding their pushies around kicking bins over, we had to do that. After I'd set up my camper trailer with the awning facing the roadway, I had an argument with the other security guard who insisted the tow coupling had to face "out". After explaining that it would be impracticle because of the design of the camper, he said " you should've thought about that before you bought the thing then, shouldn't you?" So I left it how it was and nothing more was said. Later that afternoon I got a speeding fine for doing 12kph in the 8kph zone within the van park $140 odd dollars down the drain.
The Royal Oak was the only pub open after10pm and some looney threw a full can at me from the other side of the bar there after he was told he was too drunk to be served, he laughed and said "I F'ing hate red heads" ( the barman was a red head). I had the famous Stump Rump, ordered it rare and it turned up well done, sent it back and got another well done one so I told them to shove it and left. Had a steak sanga at Ginger Nuts Cafe, thoroughly enjoyed the sanga... great service there too. Last but not least, the stooge who stole a 40l waeco and bbq out of my mates camper while we were playing cricket on the oval topped off what could and should have been a great weekend.

Sorry to be so negative but the 2 things I went there for, b'day and hot rods were great but I'd also heard great things about the town itself and this particular van park and to be honest, I was very disapointed.
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