Club Captain’s Report

November 2021

The November proposed – Club Run ????

Hi Everyone. It’s now November and Christmas is just around the corner. I hope everyone has survived the Covid lockdowns and are now starting to relax a little and move safely around our community. The fully vaccinated people have now so much more freedom, business are opening up and things are starting to get back to a new normal.

Sally and I have started picnic outings each Sunday in our MGs, each trying to get out of the garage first. However, we must be fair, each can have a turn. We have been very adventurist in finding nice scenic drives with few people. Our first outing was out along the Lake to a very quiet spot at Wangi. Looking all the time for good locations for Club Runs.

 

 

 

 

We decided to go a little further on our next outing as Lockdown finished. Finding locations and roads that we didn’t know existed and places we only have heard about. This trip took us up through the valley, trying to find country roads not the normal highways at 110km/h.

Going out the back way to Cessnock and across to Maitland and over to Lochinvar. Some stretches we had to travel on the highway. Once we got to Lochinvar we diverted onto the little country access roads with outstanding vistas. Little villages at Windermere, Dalwood and Leconfield with the Tiger Moth airstrip at Luskintyre. Places most people would never have seen. Our country tour came out at Branxton and back onto the highway.

As we travelled back to Newcastle we stopped off in Greta. This is a very tidy town with parkland running along the town centre. As lunch time had almost passed us by, we started to look for somewhere to have a coffee and snack. The town has as normal a Pub, it also has a Subway, but best of all it now has, since the beginning of Covid lockdown, a small family owned Cafe, ‘The Girl and the Goat’. The food was excellent, the coffee was as good as I can make and the friendly staff were a pleasure!

It was hard to leave and continue our journey, but we had places to see and people to meet, plus it was getting late on a Sunday afternoon.

Hope to see you on the road soon

Jeff Lauff