For those of you who were on the group excursion on Thursday, and missed the meeting last week, here’s some more information on the camp later this week.
The Camp is in a place called Tanybryn, about two and a half hours west of Melbourne. There is a link on the right, that you can download and print out that gives written instructions on how to get there, as well as this map courtesy of google.
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When to get there
We have booked the camp from, 4:00pm Wednesday – 1:00pm Friday. Please do NOT arrive before 4, the camp is used by others and they may have not left by the alloted time.
About the camp
The Tanybryn campsite currently contains 2 buildings, a “rec” room, with pool table, table tennis table, a fireplace, 2 stoves, gas electric and a refrigerator, some couches and chairs, the couches convert to beds, and last but not least a fireplace. Obviously there is electricity, however, there is NO mobile phone reception.
The second building is the “dorm”. This is really 4 rooms with 3 bunk beds in each. Which means the camp sleeps 24 in total, of course people sometimes sleep on floors and as I said some room is available on the floor and couches in the “rec” room. Each room has an on-suite bathroom and toilet.
About Tanybryn & The Otways
Tanybryn is situated in the Otways a sub tropical area of Victoria, this area has HIGH levels of RAINFALL compared to the rest of the state ALL year round. It WILL rain when we are there, at least once per day, probably more. The frequency and quantity of the rain will be the unknown. So bring wet weather gear, as well as solid shoes.
A feature of the area is the waterfalls. Therefore there will be ample opportunity to photograph in these locations. If you have a particular waterfall or feature of the area you wish to photograph, let us know we can all head out together and check it out.
What to bring
Bring the following items
- Raincoat/Wet weather gear
- Sleeping Bag & Blankets
- Towel & toiletries
- Warm clothes
- Camera gear
- A bag of firewood, 1 per car.
- A Torch
- NO BOTTLES or GLASS, Aluminum only, what YOU bring in YOU take out.
What we will do while there
We have several activities planned, Wednesday night, is Trivia night, there WILL be prizes. Thursday, we will go on a “hike” and undertake a landscape workshop shoot. Thursday night we will be running a painting with light workshop.
One last note, please be careful driving down, break for a few minutes every hour or so while driving, use the opportunity to make some images while stopping. There is no need to hurry, someone will be there from 4:00pm and until 2:00pm on Friday.
What’s Going on at PIC?
For those of you staying behind this week,
there might will NOT be an Advanced Study Skills class, Irene, will confirm the details on Tuesday. Otherwise the facility is open for you to use to work on your own projects. Several of the staff are staying behind, to help.