After weeks of sunshine and dry weather, we meet at the Darnum General Store for the Mid-Week Run in drizzling rain. After coffee and a chat and instructions from John, we “jump” into our cars for the drive to Erica.
There was a good attendance of 30+ members for such a dreary day (weather wise), with a variety of cars old and new. Amongst the vehicles gathered was a Lotus Elan, MGB, MX5, Mini Cooper, Porsche Carrera, Porsche Boxster S, Porsche 944 & Mercedes 350SL (with windows down!!) to name just a few. Sorry to those not mentioned, but as it was raining so much, I didn’t get a good look at all of the vehicles.
We headed north from Darnum and traveled along Darnum-Shady Creek Road, took a left at Wilkes Road and joined The Old Sale Road through Willow Grove and Tanjil South. Traveling through the beautiful farmland of Gippsland, the drive was going quite well, – UNTIL …. We got stuck behind a driver in a Toyota Corolla, who quite obviously doesn’t like corners and hadn’t found the accelerator on the straights. Oh Well! – we all had a very safe trip to Erica. So safe, there was a comment that we could have counted the trees, I was thinking more like the blades of grass! However, we arrived at our destination – the Erica Hotel, which is a warm and friendly place. Everyone found a seat and ordered their meals/drinks, and a good time was had by all.
Once again another excellent outing thanks to the diligent planning by John and Jan.
Words by Jenny Rooke, photos by John Fowler.