Common Ground Bakery Run

01 July 2019 / Writing: Robyn Simms. Photos Rob Sims.


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After a week of rain, dull grey skies, and very cold temperatures, Wednesday 26 June welcomed us with an azure, blue sky, sunshine and a bracing 17 degrees celcius.

Thirteen cars participated in the run, which was pleasing considering that it was mid-week.

We met at “cholesterol corner”, Fairy Meadow (thanks for the most appropriate name Trevor), then set off up Mt Ousley to re-group at the Truck Stop before setting off for a scenic drive down the Appin Road and the sharp twists and turns of Broughtons Pass on our way to Curry Reserve, Camden for morning tea. This was a strictly BYO affair, but there was lots of sharing and tastings happening. One member generously passed around his own home-grown bananas – delicious. Thank you, Bryan.

After morning tea, we continued on to the lookout at Burragorang. Well worth the stop. This beautiful area looks out over Lake Burragorang which was formed by Warragamba Dam.

From the Burragorang Lookout, we set off for Picton, where lunch was enjoyed at the Common Ground Bakery, situated in the historic Razorback Inn, which dates back to 1849. There we had a welcoming log fire, our own private room(s), delicious food and good company. No one could ask for more.

Special thanks to Mary and Trevor Gillet for organising this, their maiden run. We do appreciate all the work that went into making the run such a success. We’re all looking forward to the next Gillet offering