Wonderful Whitehills to Myalup
20 November 2021
Attending in no particular order
Dave – Prado (TL)
Lin – FJ
Sean, Luke, LuLu – Triton (TEC)
Peter – Ranger
Keith, Kate – Ranger
Steve – Nav
It’s been a while since I’ve run a trip out to, well, anywhere really, and this was a great trip out. The weather couldn’t have been any better. No winds, perfect beach conditions, waves hardly breaking.
For many years now, I’ve been going to Whitehills with or without the Club. Whether it was for a fishing trip, or a swim or just a drive on the beach, but the one thing I’ve never done before, and that was a run from Whitehills to Myalup . I’ve always ended my trips at Preston Beach, but today was the day.
“Meating” at the crew at the bakery for pies and coffee, we eventually headed off and made our way to Whitehills beach.
Once aired down, we made our way to the beach. I knew the day was a perfect day to be out, but I wasn’t expecting it to be this flat.
Normally, the first part of the beach is a bit corrugated, well, nothing has changed. It still is, never mind.
The beach conditions were great. I think I would have rated this trip as a 2. Not a hard trip, good for inexperienced drivers, a very casual drive for those more experienced.
The plan for the day, wasn’t much of a plan really. Just sit back and enjoy the drive. I planned to stop for lunch at Preston beach (our half way point) and then continue on.
The distance between Whitehills and Preston is approx 22kms. It’s surely a sin not to stop every now and again, I mean, you have to stop and enjoy that beach sand between your toes.
We eventually made our way to Preston Beach, only to encounter a bogged Range Rover. He didn’t make it far off the black top before getting bogged. But I guess that’s what happens when you have 20″ rims and low profile tyres.
A quick stop to use the public facilities, Sean had to head back home, Lin became our temporary trip leader, and went on the look out for our lunch spot.
The rest of the trip between Preston and Myalup was also uneventful. The sand was a little bit softer compared to the first half of the track. I did stop and dropped a couple more psi out of the tyres, but all in all, the 24kish trip to Myalup went quickly. And this is where we said our good byes.
Story by Dave F.