The bogans arrive

Vicki at Inskip Point

Vicki at Inskip Point

Had a few enjoyable days here at Inskip Point. Met Neville and Jenny who used to live in Geilston Bay, Hobart and who know my sister and brother in law. In fact we are camped next to them. They had been here for several weeks and warned us that on Friday there would be a huge influx of people into the area, probably tripling the weekday population and that a few of the new arrivals would be bogans.

They were correct and unfortunately we ended up with the family from hell camped next to us. About midday Friday two caravans parked themselves between Neville and Jenny and us in a space that was only really big enough for one caravan. Immediately out came the generator which then ran from early morning to nine at night. I think they only stopped it then because that was the generator curfew time. Grandfather, grandmother, mum and dad, assorted children and several noisy dogs. Mum had a loud shrill voice that she used incessantly and the language from them all was colourful to say the least.  Then mum got out the mobile phone and spent the next hour directing various other members of the clan to “their” camp!

Weekend in the campground

Weekend in the campground

The other members of the bogan clan set up camp about ten metres away from their relatives and more trickled in until by Saturday afternoon there would have been about fifteen of them. They didn’t go fishing or swimming just sat in their camp drinking. Saturday evening not only did we have their generator going  behind us but one of the later arrivals opened the doors of his ute and put on loud country and western music.

Had drinks with Neville and Jenny on Saturday evening and agreed that Inskip Point was great during the weekdays but was best avoided at the weekend. Neville asked the bogans to move their generator and it got a bit heated for a moment as one of the bogans made a comment to Neville and Neville fronted them. Not much use trying to reason with people like that though.

Weekend on the beach

Weekend on the beach

Sunday morning and already people are breaking camp including the bogans next door. We should offer to help them pack but they might take it the wrong way!

Despite the bogans we are still enjoying Inskip Point, swimming and fishing every day. The vehicle traffic on the beach has been constant over the weekend and looking across at Fraser Island it is the same over there. The Fraser Island barge runs continually from dawn to dusk.

Lots of people fishing but not much being caught from what we can see. Vicki has caught several small whiting but nothing worth eating yet. We will probably stay here most of this week but will definitely not be here next weekend.

Whilst on the beach fishing we saw this very unusual coloured cloud formation. Wispy cumulus cloud was coloured red and blue in different shading. By the time I got the camera unfortunately the colour had receded and only a couple of minutes after I took this picture the colour had faded altogether.

Colour in the clouds

Colour in the clouds

The bogans have gone hurrah hurrah!!!

Inskip Point – Sunday 20 November 2011

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3 Responses to The bogans arrive

  1. jennie says:

    Your weekend visitors sound like the campers we had across the water at Hann River, with the exception,our neighbours like to fire a gun during the evening

  2. Von says:

    Thanks for your posts. We have been following your adventures and noting your comments for our own travel. For example the comments on Inskip being best weekdays, have been noted in our book of Travel Notes and this will come in handy when we get into that area. You comments on community facilities have also been of value. My husband is always interested in the availability of fuel and water so this too is of benefit to us.

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