SURG isn’t only about diving and research. SURG members also enjoy sharing other activities such as camping, hiking and kayaking.

In May this year SURG members and their families trekked south for what is becoming an annual event – the camping weekend at Hat Head. Arriving on the Friday, tents and camper trailers were erected and the fire wood gathered for the after dinner fire later in the evening. During the day the caravan park filled up, and on the Saturday morning the reason became clear, there was a vintage motor vehicle show in the adjacent park. This was a bit of a trip down memory lane for the older members; some beautifully presented vehicles had more than a few wishing they had kept the old Torana, or Morris Minor!

With kayaking on the creek, fishing, or just walking around the headland in the Hat Head National Park, there was plenty to do and with warm sunny weather the opportunity for a swim or some snorkelling along the headland for the more intrepid among us. So we look forward to next year, thanks again to Tom Mair for getting everyone motivated yet again.