Exmouth in May

Hey Guys, I'm booked in for 3 weeks at the RAC caravan in Exmouth in May. Anyone know if caravan parks will be closing? I thought someone here might know someone who is in the industry and has the inside word.

Cheers

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I don't know anyone and

Fri, 2020-03-20 08:46

I don't know anyone and havn't heard anything but if I was a betting man (and I am) sorry but I would bet it will be closed.  

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Fri, 2020-03-20 08:48

 Try stopping the grey nomads...

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 Old mate Novel might go

Fri, 2020-03-20 11:54

 Old mate Novel might go through and slow some of the oldies down a bit. 

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Yeah I reckon they will be

Fri, 2020-03-20 12:31

Yeah I reckon they will be staying home 

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I'll just book a house if

Fri, 2020-03-20 11:56

I'll just book a house if they close.

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Exmouth in May

Fri, 2020-03-20 12:46

I booked a house in Sept last year for May this year and paid a non-refundable 50% deposit and didnt bother getting travel insurance because hey, barring tragedy, nothing was going to stop us.

Enter Covid19, what a pain in the arse this is. 

Tuesday this week i recieved an email from Exmouth Holidays saying that Exmouth is business as usual and are ready for the tourism season. They went on say that they have reviewed their cancellation policy in light of the virus and anyone who had booked prior to 17/3/2020 and with an arrival date prior to 31/5/2020 can recieve a full refund if they wish to cancel. They also stated that the refund is subject to change at any time with them reverting back to the normal cancellation policy.

Cancel now and get a refund? Or wait and see and potentially lose $1500.00?

F@#k the virus and F@#k the 1500 if I lose it - I am hanging out for Exy in May so will take the punt!

Biggest piss off is my son who is currently working in the Netherlands and wants to come to Exy also but may prove too difficult for him.  

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Yeah fuck this virus, I'm

Fri, 2020-03-20 12:52

Yeah fuck this virus, I'm still going.

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r*y w**te ??

Sat, 2020-03-21 16:18

 my experience was vastly different , hit a kangaroo /towed back to perth ,was told can reschedule for next 12 months .... ok set date .... confirmed for following year  , got call back cant do owner taken off for repairs , looked on availability & yes dates were / not avail . 1 week later same dates available ... bottom line lost 3,200.00 ...and they never put back on internet for my dates , final insult was got email hope your enjoying your stay at exmouth rubbish bins for collection are on *** called manager & messaged CEO  of that company In Perth nothing ! dodgy to say the least ... never again .

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 I think the border closure

Fri, 2020-03-20 13:29

 I think the border closure is on till the start of may. Might be still a chance.

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Stating the obvious

Fri, 2020-03-20 13:31

would you not be better contacting the caravan park and asking them ? 

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They have already said they

Fri, 2020-03-20 13:50

They have already said they are open at this stage.

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 We are in the same boat and

Fri, 2020-03-20 15:14

 We are in the same boat and have decided we are going unless we are told its shut down less ppl in the area suits me fine.

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 I rang Gnaraloo yesterday to

Fri, 2020-03-20 15:36

 I rang Gnaraloo yesterday to check their status, Paul the owner said being so isolated probably the best place to be. Still all good to go he said unless there's a goverment directive. Farken get me outta here!

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 Im going to Abrolhos, should

Fri, 2020-03-20 17:50

 Im going to Abrolhos, should be ok out there i reckon 

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Who’s staying at the RAC

Fri, 2020-03-20 18:22

Who’s staying at the RAC caravan park? 

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It’s well documented

Fri, 2020-03-20 19:30

Virus struggles in the heat

better up there than staying in this shit show down here 

 

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Sat, 2020-03-21 07:41

 How's the vodka supply going mate... plenty up here

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woodsy

Sat, 2020-03-21 16:24

 if same r/e company almost certain youve lost ur money 

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Looks like all the fishing

Sun, 2020-03-22 08:29

Looks like all the fishing trips this year will be canned. Fucking bullshit. 

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 That the new non essential

Sun, 2020-03-22 09:18

 That the new non essential travel directive?

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Yeah, not fully sure what’s

Sun, 2020-03-22 09:25

Yeah, not fully sure what’s going on, but trips look cooked.

Can we argue it is essential? Lol 

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 How are they going to stop

Sun, 2020-03-22 09:38

 How are they going to stop it unless a total lock down or some kind of marshall law? They want us to spend money on the local economy so what the fuck lol. 

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The police state is here... 

Sun, 2020-03-22 09:46

The police state is here... 

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 Sneaky midnight run up the

Sun, 2020-03-22 09:55

 Sneaky midnight run up the Fitzroy is on the cards That will be isolation wouldn't it.

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Wish I could take off now 

Sun, 2020-03-22 10:19

Wish I could take off now 

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 I understand a lot of jokes

Sun, 2020-03-22 10:57

 I understand a lot of jokes etc here but people need to understand and UNDERSTAND FULLY. 

 

The more people travel the more people will get infected.  the more people who become infected the more overloaded the health system will become. and the more people will quite literally die.  Iit probably wont be you it will probably will be someone you don't know and have never met.  Someone eles's grandad or mom.  

I have friends in both Italy (Northern ) and the USA whom I comunicate regularly.  What is coming out in social media is the tip of the iceberg.  

If you think you will interact with less people while on holiday you are deluded.  Do the right thing stay home. 

 

Fishing and anual trips are special to everyone here but this is more important.   

If you want to flame me for this go on ahead.  

 

 

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 Smartest thing I have read

Sun, 2020-03-22 15:58

 Smartest thing I have read all day.

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well said, D.D.01

Sun, 2020-03-22 19:38

 There's been a lot of total self interest and denial on display out there. Yes, some of us will  go WAAAHHH ! if we can't have our annual trip away, but we need to look at the bigger picture. And boy, is it big. If you have planned to go to a caravan park, think about the shared facilities you have to use. Not to mention the fact that you will doubtless want to go out to dinner. Same for those who have a house rental planned. Remote camping? Probably OK, if you manage the risk about fuelling up on the trip/buying roadhouse food as you go. Going on a group charter?--sounds like a good incubator.  Anything that causes people to gather in groups , or have need to be even transiently in the presence of a lot of other people, is just not a good idea. it's all about limiting the spread.

Here is a really simple graphic that illustrates how limiting works

 

 

The multiplying effect can be enormous.
I had two trips planned. The first one, at Easter, simply involved towing the boat up to Denham, putting it in the water, and buggering off to Dirk Hartog/South passage for a week. Can't get much more isolated than that, with almost no interactions, just need to fuel the ute once . Will that be allowable? I would think so. The second is the annual Ningaloo trip, a month at a remote spot. I could see that being more vulnerable, DPAW may just close their sites? And you still need to go into Exmouth once for fuel and stores.