From the Highlands to the Valleys via the Road Less Travelled
06 June 2017 / Words and Photos by Stephen Lord
Ten brave souls in eight MX5’s gathered early at Pheasants Nest for what was to be an exhilarating yet enjoyable drive into the Shoalhaven. With roofs down and beanies on, we quickly left the boredom of the Hume for the twists and bends of the Old Hume Highway through Yanderra and Yerrinbool, turning at Aylmerton to follow Old South Road almost to the summit of Mount Gibraltar, between Mittagong and Bowral.
There, the narrow lanes and challenging crests of Range Road awaited us, with some heavy fog thrown into the bargain, as we bore down on Tourist Road at Glenquarry, to face further tight corners, uneven surfaces and undulations on our run into Robertson, where we took a well-earned comfort stop at the famous pie shop.
The promise of breakfast, along with further driving fun, had us on the road again before too long, and we skirted the eastern side of Kangaloon Reservoir via Pearsons Lane and Myra Vale Road to join Moss Vale Road at Fitzroy Falls (dodging some suicidal bikers along the way) and begin the twisting descent into Kangaroo Valley, which by now had become populated by other vehicles on their Sunday outings.
Our café at Kangaroo Valley looked after us well, and as usual the banter around the table included lots of laughter, often at the expense of someone present. All who attended seemed to enjoy the experience, with the newer members keen to participate in future events, which is a great endorsement of our Club.
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