It must be something about Wyangala Dam Dave as we have had a few shockers out there.
We were with two other couples out there a couple of years ago and me and one of the other wives headed out with the kids(5), a couple of dogs & with both utes chokkas and I was towing the porta loo as we all chucked in for one for the weekend as one of the other wives wasn't doing the shovel thing
Well getting into Markhams was pretty rough and I nearly tipped the dunny over
Us two girls took a couple of hours setting up both tents, food tent, massive tarp over the two tents(30' x 30') which we nicknamed the "taj mahal". We were very proud of ourselves getting it all up before the hubby's and other family got there, in the meantime the kids had made themselves into mud monsters and had found 17 baby turtles and a dead carp so they were filthy and stunk but hay we were camping and we had the portable showers on the ute bonnets to heat up ready to de-stink them. Our other friends arrived and put up their tent and another big tarp.
By the time our hubby's got out there with the boats it was just starting to sprinkle but being guys they told us that there was nothing in it and to stop worrying, within ten minutes of enlightening us with their words of wisdom we had lightening, thunder and howling wind and rain not to mention screaming kids. We were all running around trying to get all the stuff from the food tent under the tarp only for the tarp to take flight (even though it had been thouroughly checked by both hubby's and was up to it.) Tent poles were flying through the air and we were then moving all the food tent under the other tarp and getting drenched from the rain puddles that would drain off the big tarp straight down our backs each time we went under it. The hubby's started digging some trenches around the tents to stop the flow of water and then kids decided they were hungry and wanted two minute noodles for tea but by that stage we were soaked and buggered so it was ham sambos all round for the kids and we decided that we then needed a serious drink. So there we sat and watched the storm rage around us while sipping our wines/beers
Next morning we cleaned all the mud off everything and started again. We ended up having a great weekend but very memorable. Still laugh about it today