Breakfast at Pelican Rocks

07 May 2022 / Story: Bob and Karen Olde; Photos: Anne Zattera and Anda Clayton

Breakfast at Pelican Rocks   Wednesday 04 May 2022

Eight thoroughbreds marshalled at the appointed time at Tomerong on the Princes Highway where pleasantries were exchanged before heading off towards the Pelican Rocks café at Greenwell Point.  Zoom-Zoom. (Not exceeding the speed limits of course.)

Passing through some lush green countryside, we passed the Jindy Andy Mill and the old Butter Factory, all the time trying to dodge the frequent potholes after all the recent rain.

When the steeds were corralled in the carpark, we made our way into the café, where we were seated in a large undercover area. The company consisted of 15 members and 3 visitors.

And then the menu! Orders placed varied from the all-encompassing “Big Breakfast” to half-serves of “Eggs Benedict” complemented by yummy coffee.

Hunger satisfied, and after a short club meeting, we then headed off for another pleasant drive, Zoom-Zoom, to our next destination, Merribee Gardens at Numbaa, through more lush green countryside accompanied by silage and other country style aromas.

Parking in the sodden carpark area held potential problems, and one of the steeds had to be manually assisted in becoming mobile.

Covering a total of seven acres, the gardens were a delight. Neatly trimmed walkways through lots of manicured hedgerows, topiaries and fragrant rose gardens.

There was also a coffee caravan which a few of the more gentlemanly members took advantage of and preferred to solve the problems of the world whilst parked on “husband seats” kindly placed in the shade.

And then it was time to leave for home after a totally enjoyable sunny Autumn Day, good food and very good company.  Zoom-Zoom.

                                           Jinba-Ittai  (horse and rider as one )

Bob and Karen