Meet ‘n Greet Observation Run – Mypolonga – 5 March 2017

Meet ‘n Greet Observation Run – Mypolonga – 5 March 2017

On a beautiful March morning, an intimate group of 8 travellers (4 vehicles) left the Burnside Council carpark by 9:20am. This was a much smaller group than the previous trip to Goolwa, but it also meant we were able to get to know a smaller group of club members.

We headed onto the Freeway, but we had been warned – no relaxing for the intrepid passengers; we had to be on the alert to spot landmarks, and (as it turned out), quirky signs to tick off on our 36 question check list, prepared by Bob and Marcia, our team leaders – PRESSURE!!!

As we travelled along and exited onto the Old Princes Highway, we found an old vintage car stalled across the exit. Trev stopped and offered assistance, but they were okay.

We had a prearranged stop at the Littlehampton bakery to stock up on goodies, which is always a highlight of day trips! Our trip took us through Stirling, Bridgewater, Hahndorf, and Nairne; all of us duly crossing off things on our list as we sighted them.

We used a dirt track to reach the Mt. Barker summit – ready for morning tea – but of course – we still had to count damn dishes on the tower before we could enjoy our cakes and other baked goods! We did indeed find out some interesting facts about the mining in the Hills area in previous years, and also about the establishment of the Neutrog Fertilizer plant, which is still in operation.

It really is a beautiful time of year to be travelling through the Adelaide Hills, so we all enjoyed the trip. Unfortunately, SOMEONE fell asleep and missed the last two or three clues. Needless to say, our car was NOT the winner of the prize!

We stopped for lunch and a chat along the River past Mypolonga, and then made our way to Lobethal along gravel tracks (where Marcia encouraged me to try out my first time on gravel in this car! NOT TOO SCARY).

From here we all made our way home after a very pleasant time.
I would like to thank Bob and Marcia for planning and organizing yet another great Sunday outing with the Club.

By Alan and Cecilia