MID-WEEK RUN to ERICA HOTEL – Wednesday 22nd March

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.

(Jenny Rooke)        

 

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to MID-WEEK RUN to ERICA HOTEL – Wednesday 22nd March

  1. Steve says:

    Thanks Jenny,
    I’m glad the weather didn’t dampen the enthusiasm. Such a shame a good run like this can be spoilt by some selfish half-wit who doesn’t bother to look in their mirrors and won’t pull over to let what must have been a fairly obvious tail-back of cars through.
    Steve

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *