This year was the third consecutive Visitors Day I had organised.
The trip started by meeting with all the team leaders before all the visitors started to arrive at the 10th Light Horse car park at 8.00am.
Cars started to appear from all directions as each of the clubs’ visitors pulled into the car park. We had Elaine with her clipboard meet each of our visitors as they arrived, to then direct them to their team leader. This system worked well allowing all 20 visitors to be moved quickly into the car park behind their correct team leader.
I like to get everyone off by 9.00am, and all visitors and team leaders were gathered at 8.45am at the front of the convoy for a welcome and short trip briefing, ending with the words “above all have fun”! We headed off on time, bound for Seabird.
On arrival at Seabird we gathered the whole convoy on a small grassed area alongside the public toilets, where everyone lowered their tyre pressures down to 12psi. This is always met with surprise from many of our visitors who have never let so much air out of their tyres before!
The track down to Guilderton is a nice easy drive with beautiful scenery of natural bush overlooking the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. As the convoy approached Guilderton the track starts to change, giving way to some nice dunes for visitors to have fun with.
Directly after the light house, the team leaders assisted each of their teams to air up their tyres to road pressure, and head down to the lunch area by the river on the southern side of Guilderton. This year everything had gone to plan and with the smaller group had been much easier to handle.
At the lunch area everyone gathered together at a very nice spot in a u-shape close to the river, this gave everyone plenty of time to eat and to get to know the other visitors and team leaders.
I must say I personally enjoyed the day, with the day finishing after lunch it took much of the pressure off.