Trial Bay Arakoon Lunch Run

18 June 2017 / Words & Photos by Wayne Lang

A contingent of seven cars met at the Rivermark Cafe, Port Macquarie for the 9:45am start. In drizzling conditions, they made their way up the Pacific Highway to Kempsey where they joined up with new comers, Brett, and Carla Gresty, my son Paul and myself.

In now quite steady rain, we then took the short drive down to Crescent Head Road, and set off for our morning tea destination of Barnett's Bakery. Cath joined us briefly by following us out in her car. She unfortunately couldn't stay longer than our visit to the bakery, as she had to return home to get ready for her shift at work. We all indulged in some nice coffee, cakes, and pleasant chat.

We then made our way out to South West Rocks to The Kiosk, Arakoon situated in the parkland just down from the Trial Bay Gaol. Carla, Brett and Steve and Leonie were presented with Mid North Coast Chapter caps to officially welcome them into our little fold, before we each ordered a delicious lunch from the menu. The service was great, the company was cheerful and we spent a few hours laughing and chatting over lunch. I even got to see a dragon bagpipe.

Seeing the rain hadn't let off for a single minute meant that it was roofs up for the whole day. I'd like to sincerely thank all those who braved the wet conditions to come and make the day a pleasant one. I think it was a very good turnout considering the appalling weather - 14 members and 5 visitors! Anyhow, I hope to see you all again next time 'round. Thanks’ to all members and visitors for making it a great day, and Greg Cox for leading the way.