3rd Annual Sunshine Coast Campout

Katherine Lake - the whole campground this time!
Saturday night pot luck
Cribbage and Backgammon, biking, row boats and canoes, nice walks...
Reservations requested at[masked]

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  • Thomas M.

    Thank you all for this wonderful gathering, superb organization (Thanks, Trevor and Cheri), lots of interesting discussions and "how-to" hints for (only) a Eurovan owner.

    September 17

  • armin

    Ada and I had a great time. Good company, great pot luck, nice vans and not one smoker. special thanks to Trevor and Cheri for organizing a great event.

    1 · September 16

    • Curt L.

      No Smokers??? I didn't notice but then I don't remember anyone smoking... WOW thumbs up!

      2 · September 16

  • keinan c.

    Oh no mandy, I forgot to hookup the speedo cable in my haste to cook a fish, tell who ever digs into it again to first check the two little wires I taped up that used to illuminate behind the fan switch, one is blue/Gray, the other brown, sorry it crept up again, keep it at a ten fuse when it is solved!!

    1 · September 15

    • Mandy L.

      Hey Keinan - okay, good to know about the speedo cable & other wires. I still REALLY appreciate you working on the doc bus! Cheers!

      September 15

    • Curt L.

      To hook up the light behind the fan switch might require the instrument panel to be removed, but it might be reachable from below. The speedo cable can be connected by just removing the top plastic instrument cover. No need to remove the instrument cluster.

      1 · September 16

  • janis

    My first meetup was the great! Thanks to all, especially Trev and Cheri. See you at the next one...

    1 · September 16

  • Reg L.

    Nice to visit with you all again, see you next time!

    1 · September 16

  • anna t.

    Home again, home again, jiggedy jig Wonderful time as per usual - always at my happiest amongst my Westie friends - looking forward to the Hot Spring loop. Will bring more apples and the music man, Tom ;)

    1 · September 15

  • Cindy Maple P.

    Thank you Keinan for installing our new skylight!

    1 · September 15

  • Michelle McEntee L.

    Absolutely wicked time!!! Thanks everyone for a great VW experience and special kudos to Cheri and Trevor for organizing everything. What a great community and a great bunch of people. And so nice to share VW stories and get some tips too... loved it, thank you thank you!!

    3 · September 15

    • Carol D.

      Michelle, I am soooo happy you came. With all that mix up, we fit you in.

      1 · September 15

    • The Skylight G.

      Hope to see you visiting on the Coast soon Michelle!

      September 15

  • Curt L.

    Has a great time except that it was too short.. got home at 10:30 PM after making the extra 5:20 Ferry with 3 pr 4 other Westies but lost track of everyone after loading on to the Ferry but found Armon (sp?) and wife on-board.

    Had fun and a good challenge working with Keinan on Mandy's Doc Bus. I helped up until we discovered there was a second short to locate and then had to go fly the Quadcopter to get the required aerial shots before the day ran out. Keinan was hooked and stuck with it until he found the second short was the wires to the light inside the Automatic Shift Housing. The headlight switch and all else was fine. The first short was also a light bulb that had slipped out of it's socket and shorted out on the metal edge of the dash out of sight.

    3 · September 14

    • Carol D.

      I have a 20 on my #3.

      September 15

    • The Skylight G.

      many kudos to you and Keinan for all your participation etc! Looking forward to the videos!

      September 15

  • Jay L.

    i drive a vanagon so i don't need a campsite. if there is room to double up I'm game if not i'll find a free spot close by! see you all there

    September 7

    • Barry

      Jay, you were camping so steathily we missed you! Maybe this weekend coming up?

      1 · September 15

    • The Skylight G.

      Yah Jay! We missed you this year!!!

      September 15

  • Barry

    Great time was had by all!

    1 · September 15

  • Mandy L.

    Thanks for a great weekend, so lovely to meet so many kindred spirits. I'm in withdrawal today, stuck in a ferry lineup! Huge thanks to Cheri and Trevor for making it all happen. Good times! Til next time, happy trails.

    2 · September 15

  • Tammy P.

    Batman and I thank you for the wonderful fun filled weekend everyone! And, Trevor and Cheri for organizing!

    2 · September 14

    • Barry

      It was fun to see you and the Caped Crusader. Looking forward to your devilled eggs next time!

      2 · September 15

  • Barry

    We had a great time as usual. Good to see so many new folks out. The community grows as do the good times.

    2 · September 15

  • Mike S.

    Alona and I had great time with wonderful people, the food and music fantastic, best meet up yet.
    Looking forwards to next year

    2 · September 15

  • Curt L.

    Always good to see familiar and new faces at these events

    2 · September 15

  • The Skylight G.

    A great time!

    1 · September 15

  • Patrick N.

    Thank you for the great time everyone!

    2 · September 14

  • Rita e.

    Thank you for letting me crash the campground for a few hours. I was so desperate to make an appearance and get to meet some Westie people.
    I sure was feeling as if I would like to have something newer so thanks for telling me we were in good shape. I have some contacts now too regarding some repairs and parts which is awesome.

    1 · September 13

  • Carol D.

    Great. Lots of fun

    September 13

  • Rita e.

    Hi there. If any ones still near reception :) I am wondering if it is okay to come up for the day. I have obligations in the morning and could not come last night. I have a 1975 that just repaired to the point wherein fell safe to get on the ferry. Thoughts it would be fabulous to meet a like minded group.

    September 13

    • Barry

      No problem... Come join us. I have no idea what the official camp ground status is but I'd guess one could hide a vw75 VW somewhere here. Potli
      No problem... Come join us. I have no idea what the official camp ground status is but I'd guess one could hide a vw75 VW somewhere here. Potli
      I'd say come over...

      September 13

    • Barry

      Small screen... Sorry.

      1 · September 13

  • Jon T.

    Any spots left in the campground or room to buddy up on a spot? Just heard about this today! Would lobe to roll in with my syncro. All packed and ready for adventure :) [masked]

    1 · September 12

    • Barry

      Hi, I'd suggest calling the campsite and asking if they have space. I hear there may have been some cancellations... I'd also suggest just showing up. Always easier to apologize than ask permission...

      September 12

    • The Skylight G.

      I agree with Barry you can always stealth camp nearby! Also we have a big pot luck dinner on Sat night.

      September 12

  • Mandy L.

    I see at least 10 wet westies on the Langford ferry -- fun! The #docbus and I will head straight to camp, look forward to seeing/meeting everyone!

    1 · September 12

  • Mandy L.

    Hi Folks - I need to replace the headlight/interior light switch for my 1991 vanagon. Before I order one from samba, thought I'd just check in to see if anyone happens to have a new or used one I can buy from them this weekend...please let me know! Looking forward to our campout with great weather. PS in addition to Cheri's cribbage tourny, I travel with a Scrabble board, in case anyone is up for a game.

    1 · September 8

    • Carol D.

      Just get to the campout and we will show you. There is a dial or roll thing just below the headlight switch turn that.

      1 · September 12

    • Mandy L.

      Yep Carol. It's not working!

      September 12

  • david

    Friends coming to stay for a birthday celebration so I can't make it. Too bad as the weather looks to be fabulous.

    September 12

  • The Skylight G.

    Anyone looking for a good rest stop in Gibsons - we have a spot now in a private acreage....it's a dry camp...meaning no hookups and water like RV sites, but there's a pit toilet and flat spots and quiet, well except for the call of mating Barred Owls and the wild Coyotes, it's pitch black dark at night except for moonlight....suggested donation $12/night to encourage simple amenity improvements and for firewood etc...
    Please contact us for inquiries and further details...

    September 7

    • Barry

      I'm thinking Karl got out the Fireball and it was decided that driving was out of the question for the night...

      September 11

    • Carol D.

      No no no Barry, Karl drinks wine. He is still in his home town of Seattle tonight and I am in Maple Ridge. Will meet him at the border sometime tomorrow. See you at beer and pizza. I have some nice Quebec beer to share.

      1 · September 11

  • Curt L.

    And the 5:50 Ferry will depend upon Vancouver Friday afternoon traffic and the possibility of cranky Border people. Maybe next year, I'll send a cardboard cut-out of me that you can prop up somewhere or in the back of a group photo... Will that count? ;-)

    September 11

    • Curt L.

      I'm still making the trip and I'm packed, but Mom is scheduled for surgery next week and they need to see her tomorrow for pre-op discussion and some more testing to see if they need to postpone. She wants me to drop her off and she'll take a taxi home, but she's in a wheel chair. I can't do that. I'll just have to roll with the punches and see you when I see you.

      September 11

    • Curt L.

      Fish Lake is probably a wash for me. If Mom has her surgery, I'll be nurse-maid to her and Sparky her Parrot.

      September 11

  • Bernie

    Regarding the meal on Friday. I have just arrived home
    and catching up.
    No I am not interested in pizza.
    Furthermore they have not heard from anyone in group.
    This is going to be complicated I think.
    Cancel me for this but it doesn't sound they
    are expecting many anyway.

    September 10

    • The Skylight G.

      I hope that it's not that complicated...it's just a stop along the way instead of being up there...and we will be at Persephone for anyone wishing to stop by - between 4pm-6pm then we will head up to the campsite.

      September 10

    • Barry

      We will stop at Persephone around 4PM to fill the growlers but then it is on the road as we'd like to be at the campsite around 6...

      September 11

  • Curt L.

    A Fly in the ointment !! My Mother needs me to take her to an important Doctor appointment in Bellevue, WA for an 11:30 AM visit. I could be still in Bellevue until 12:30 or later. Most likely later as it will still take time to get her home. So, the 3:50 Ferry doesn't look possible... That will mean the 5:50 Ferry.. (if there are no other surprises) Count me out of the dinner

    September 11

  • Thomas M.

    I'm planning to join the camp-out at Katherine Lake and will camp with Keinan at his site. I would also like to take part at the dinner at Persephone on Friday. My plan is to take the ferry tomorrow afternoon and possibly stay at the "rest stop" at 1259 Boyle Rd. if possible, though I don't have an address to announce my ETA.

    September 10

  • anna t.

    Likewise as Bernie has mentioned,, my ferry arrives early afternoon and I'd rather head to camp and set up, so I won't be there for beer and pizza at persephone

    September 10

    • The Skylight G.

      They are there from noon on, and of course, it's optional!

      1 · September 10

  • Carol D.

    Have you checked the fuse

    1 · September 10

  • The Skylight G.

    Farm to Feast has opted out of coming all the way to Katherine Lk - too last minute I guess!

    They will serve us a special price pizza and salad for $12/plate Located at - Persephone Brewing Company - TOP OF THE HILL and make the first left turn - then straight ahead.

    12 noon to 7pm. To call to have your order ready for pick up coming off the ferry contact Anne or Katia @[masked]

    Kid friendly spot - no worries there! The plan is those who can meet us - show up @ Persephone Brewing Company @ 4pm for a photo of as many vans as can attend in their lower parking lot just below the wood fired oven, where the pizza's will be cooking away!

    We then plan to convoy up to Katherine Lake no later than 6pm.

    http://www.persephonebrewing.co...­

    September 9

  • The Skylight G.

    Curt Long you are sharing site 1 with us...Barry please let Kathy know Bernie is in with you - awesome! Curt you in for Friday dinner? What about Bernie?

    September 8

    • Bernie

      Yes in for dinner! Thanks.

      September 9

    • The Skylight G.

      Bernie and others - it's now at Persephone Beer - in Gibsons just off the ferry! noon till 7pm availibility!

      September 9

  • Richard C.

    Sorry I won't be there, out of town, but will drop off a couple of boats before I go, please make use of them.

    Rgds

    Rick

    1 · September 9

    • The Skylight G.

      Thanks Richard! We will miss you! What kind of varnish or sealant did you use on the cane seats for Trevor's adirondak - it needs more coats and I want to be sure to match it up!

      September 9

  • The Skylight G.

    Cribbage Tournament page for this weekend:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/...­

    September 8

  • The Skylight G.

    NEWS FLASH RE: Catering Group!!!

    I'm sorry to say they will not be located at Katherine Lake!!!

    Folks coming up for the Campout this weekend - the catering group 'FARM to FEAST' has told me they will be set up at Persephone Brewing Company 12 noon until 7pm. (Just off the ferry @ Langdale terminal). To call for confirmed pick up time (*once you know what ferry you will be on) to have your order ready coming off the ferry contact Anne or Katia @[masked]

    http://www.persephonebrewing.co...­
    this is a family friendly brewery and farm - go straight up the hill from the ferry terminal, turn left with the rest of the cars but GO STRAIGHT at the next intersection - unlike 99.9% of the cars heading toward Gibsons.

    September 8

  • The Skylight G.

    We've found a local company who is new to catering on the Coast....how many of you would like to have them come up to Katherine Lake Friday and set up their gig for around 5-7? They will probably be charging $10-$12/person for a good wholesome organic meal...saves on the prep and you can just kick back and enjoy an easy camp fire....let us know we need numbers ASAP...

    September 2

    • Mandy L.

      And me!

      September 8

    • Mike S.

      Hi Trevor, count Alona and I in for dinner Friday night

      September 8

  • Mandy L.

    Please add me to the dinner list, thanks.

    September 8

  • Carol D.

    Count Karl in for dinner on Friday night. Don't forget me.

    September 8

  • Curt L.

    Dinner? I guess so... or I can stand around and watch you eat.. ;-) So, that's a "Yes" now that I think of it.

    September 8

  • janis

    Yes, I'm in for the dinner on Fri night....

    September 8

  • Curt L.

    Are we getting confused again?? I've lost track of who is coming and where they are supposed to park. I talked to Bernie at Catherine Creek, Oregon yesterday and thinks the campground is full with no room for him so he's not coming. I'm not certain there is room for me either or if there is, where I'm supposed to be but I'll make the trip.. I know how to wing it if it gets too complicated... Besides, I'm self-contained... don't need a generator nor a power outlet. I'm using "Fusion Power" :-)

    September 8

    • Barry

      Hi Curt, I just heard from Bernie and he is a go for the campout. He will be sharing with Fern and I. I had messaged him making the offer and he hadn't obiously received it as yet. Accourding to an earlier message from Cheri on this board she was holding a site for you. I am guessing she will read this message and will respond, otherwise I suggest you contact her directly.

      September 8

  • Barry

    Cheri asked me to post an image of the weather forecast but that does not appear to be a function of the meetup board. Here is the weather forecast... looking great:

    http://tinyurl.com/sscoast­

    If Jason creates a photo album we will be able to share photos of the event though and we could put it in there...

    September 7

  • Cindy Maple P.

    Bruce and I are in for Friday dinner. Barry and Fern, are we not sharing a site?

    September 7

    • Barry

      No, we are not. Sorry I didn't tell you. Apparently you have one of the exclusive single sites so I was told we couldn't bunk together. We are now neighbours with our own addresses.

      September 7

  • Jay L.

    the catering sounds pretty good

    September 7

  • Jennifer

    Sorry, would have loved to but I'm away on business travel :)

    September 6

  • Mandy L.

    Really excited to go to my first group campout! I've had the Doc Bus a year and have done a lot of travelling and camping in her, but soo stoked for a big westy wagon posse!

    September 6

  • The Skylight G.

    We had confirmation that Barry and Fern have their spot now in #19 and hopefully Bernie will join them as it's a double up spot.
    Sounds like there have been a couple cancellations - thanks for calling in folks sorry though if your van has been the cause!
    So - Michele - Kathy should have you designated - then I believe after that - may be 2 more spots - Curt Long - we are holding a space for you please let us know asap! Won't be the same without you of course!!!
    Cheri

    September 5

    • Barry

      #17 I believe...

      September 5

  • Barry

    I think that this campout is now the most commented on posting/event in this entire group! I get comment #71 with this useless post! Guess I should be working, eh!

    September 5

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