Dam this place is gorgeous!

16 July 2021 / Story: Sharon Legovich, Photos: David Gazzard

On a beautiful sunny but chilly winters morning, we started with a nice casual meet up at the Toronto Lions Park Boat Ramp. A great group of about 12 cars turning out with a variety of NA, NB, NC & ND showing up, with a ring in Z3. At least it blended in with the top down.

We headed off toward Cessnock at an easy pace, with a couple of regroup points, one at Toronto and one at Wyong Creek. The first one wasn’t so smooth when we took off but boy did we nail the next one . . . absolutely smashed the smooth take off, all moving at the same time.  So good it was noted over the radio!! That felt great!

We drove some nice relaxed open curves and some tight testing corners and travelled on some of the prettiest roads that I’ve been on (still being new to this club). Bumble Hill Road was the nicest and we passed some gorgeous homes along the way too.

Driving into the Mangrove Creek Dam Picnic spot was lovely. It has such a beautiful view and a truly enjoyable place to have a chat with fellow members and have some lunch. All the members mingled and enjoyed the sunshine (although no one removed their jackets!), and of course some members looked over the two new NA’s of the group 

From there we all made our own way home splitting into two groups many of us continuing along George Downes Drive to Wollombi, enjoying the rest of the day. What a wonderful morning and afternoon it was, and it was great to spend time with some new faces.