After a cold and wet winter here in Gippsland, we were assembled under clear blue skies outside the Drouin Bowling Club about to depart on the second mid-week run for this Spring. What a lovely day for a club run, expecting nearly 30 degrees of warmth.
We had an eclectic mix (as always) of about a dozen cars, with Mustangs, Jaguars, Nissan 300ZX, MG, Mazda MX5, Porsche, Holden Maloo ute, MINI and BMWs.
We set off from Drouin and headed north for Drouin West and across the highway overpass to Longwarry where we picked up the old back road to Nar Nar Goon.
There was a quick stop to have a look at the Garfield Cannibal Creek Wood-Fired Bakery where they produce lovely sour dough and other varieties of bread. Another Porsche and a couple of Monaro’s joined us there, then we resumed our trip to Nar Nar Goon.
Somewhere around Garfield the MG returned home with suspected alternator problems, another victory for ‘the Prince of Darkness’.
At Nar Nar Goon the group was separated by having to wait for a train at the crossing, but we re-assembled at Army Road in Pakenham and then continued on to Pakenham Upper, Mt Burnett, Paternoster Rd, and then back through Dewhurst and then Beaconsfield Upper to our destination on the ‘flats’ at the Cardinia Park Hotel at 12.20pm.
We had a long table reserved for our 24 members in a separate area, and a lot of happy chatter then followed. With a lovely social lunch consisting of entrée, mains, dessert and coffee, we finally departed for home at 3pm.
Another great mid-week run for the club. Thanks to John and Jan for their continued efforts in organising these outings each month.
Photos by John Fowler.