ROUND ABOUT RUN 09 11 2020
We decided to return to Albury to Cafe Borella, but not all of us had our border permits printed out but the Police recognised us as having just passed through waved us through.
Arriving at Cafe Borella we were joined by Mark and John who saw us arrive. Dave said Coffee and cakes were ordered - and eaten, and we were hustled out before the lunch time rush. While talking Dave said he thought the observation question was “How many roundabouts, and he thought twelve”. When we got outside Jan asked “How many roundabouts did we go through? I quickly answered twelve and “won” the prize, I didn’t keep the it (a packet of TimTams) handing them to Joyce and Dave.
A pleasant morning, an interesting little drive and good company, thanks to Jan and Bill for organising it.
JINGELLIC LUNCH RUN 23 02 2020
A total of 13 starters and 8 cars made the Sunday run to the Jingellic Pub, which was a new venue for most of us.
Special thanks to Chris Coates for organising the run to a particularly attractive part of North East Victoria.
8 vehicles took part with Chris and Heather in the “Woody”, Bill and Jan in the MG Magnette and Sue in the mini (and Dave astride something that sounded like a chainsaw on wheels!).
To make up the numbers, we had Pauline and Graham and Roger and Marline in their blue sedans, John in a green sedan and Mark and Peter in the convertibles with Peter topless.
A beautiful day for a run with the weather not too warm and even a light shower of rain on the way up to Jingellic. One group travelled up the freeway to collect Roger and Marline in Holbrook and a small group travelled up the Murray Valley Highway to Jingellic with Mark and John managing to catch Peter about 20km the other side of Walwa.
Evidence of fire damage on what is a delightful winding road up the Murray Valley with plenty of bends and stunning views, with sharp corners and rise and fall – demanding, challenging and delightful road to travel. Many trees along the road affected by fire and other fences, infrastructure, road signs etc. The fire was both sides of the Murray Valley Highway and the Murray (Vic and NSW) and burnt very close to Jingellic.
We all collected at the Jingellic Pub for a delightful meal with a drink in the gardens under the magnificent old deciduous trees. The pub is obviously popular with about 150 – 200 others also having a Sunday lunch at Jingellic.
A lovely spot by the Murray and well worth the trip.
We all travelled home together on the Murray Valley Highway with Pauline and Graham peeling off Granya to travel home via Tallangatta and the rest of us ending back down the valley and over the Bethanga Bridge to home.
A most enjoyable longer than usual run of about 220km – successfully undertaken by all cars and a top day out.