Wednesday, October 1, 2014

South Coast Run

On Saturday and Sunday, the 27th and 28th of September 35 members and family, participated in our inaugural run to the South Coast -  Our destination being Gerringong!
Our meeting place on Saturday morning was the GELATO EMPORIUM at the Southern Gateway Centre on the Princes Highway, Bulli Tops. Coffee, Croissants and Italian cakes, a photo opportunity and the cavalry was on the way!
Second stop was "SADDLE BACK MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT".... the term "work horse" has been redefined, as our engines brought us to probably the highest lookout on the East coast of Australia - a 70 degree gradient and an elevation that felt like a million meters!
Soon afterwards, we were on our way to our lunch spot via Jamberoo & Robertson, to the Burrawang Village Hotel. The next few hours spent sharing stories, laughter and naturally, good "country style food & hospitality".
Our final drive was to Gerringong via Kangaroo Valley. What a drive experience!!! Tight hair pin corners (15km/h), steep decents and inclines...A little apprehensive this time, but we'll know exactly what to expect next time!
Saturday Night and the troops had dinner at the Park Ridge retreat...again a great opportunity to share a story or two ( apparently we're a loud lot).
Sunday morning, after breakfast, we made our way to the Crooked River winery, where we tasted some of the Southern coast "better" wines, surprisingly the whites were quite appealing!
Like all great events, they come to an end. Some members opting to stay for a local lunch, others visiting Berry and nearby Kiama. All in all, a memorable weekend.
A Huge THANK YOU to Rose Cara & Oriana De Iulio, who spent countless hours ( and a few visits) mapping out the route, securing accomodation and eateries for the benefit

of all. A great weekend... Picture perfect weather, great company and a great motoring experience!