It’s been a long six months between lunch runs. So to get out again on such a beautiful day was an absolute thrill. The temperature was an ideal 24 degrees for sports cars and the run to the Barossa through the stunning Adelaide hills made us appreciate how lucky we are in SA to be free from the CORVID – 19 virus that is forcing other parts of the country to lock down. 20 MG tragics met at The Gully Public House & Garden for coffee and a briefing of the chosen route to Tanunda. The Hotel has a large dining room which has recently undergone some renovation and it was no problem meeting the isolation requirements.
Our Barossa destination took us through Kersbrook, Williamstown, Lyndoch, Rowland Flat and Tanunda. The countryside is looking magnificent with very green grain crops gaining in height and grape vines budding as spring is upon us. The drive was leisurely on good hills’ roads in light traffic so we were at Tanunda within an hour. The South Para Reservoir is always good to see on this road but at about half full looks like it could do with a top up before summer.
We were met in Tanunda by Brian and Kath Golding in Kath’s TF. They were doing the run from Murray Bridge for the second time in a week. It was good to see Ian Buckley giving the TC a run.
The Club House in Tanunda was our destination for lunch. It was three years since our last visit. The menu is comprehensive with the excellent meals large enough for both lunch and dinner.
Thanks to everyone who came and supported the run.
Next mid-week lunch run will be on Thursday October 8 2020 to the Charleston Hotel, Charleston meeting at the Cudlee Creek Tavern, Cudlee Creek at 10.30am and departing 11.30am. Everyone is welcome.
Please book with GARRY CHAPMAN if you would like to come so the venues can be advised of numbers attending.