Forever Young Run
31 July 2016 / Norm Barker; Photos: Roz Barker
Sunday 24 July2016
Sixteen MX5s gathered at the Hall rest area on the northern border of the ACT. The day was sunny but cold, having snowed during the week. After the drivers’ briefing, the convoy set off on the Barton Highway towards Yass. Traffic was light and the countryside was a brilliant green that had not been seen in this area for some years. Progress was good and as we turned onto the Hume Highway and headed south we were again pleased to see that we virtually had the road to ourselves. Everyone commented on the beautiful state of the countryside and the sunshine.
Morning tea was at Bowning at the Roll On In which is a rustic original hut now a cafe. It was nice and warm inside. The staff were very efficient and we all had a refreshing stop. The leader rounded up the group and gathered in the car park for the next leg of the run.
After travelling through the village, the convoy joined the Burley Griffin Way and headed to Harden, going through Binalong. Just after Murrumburrah the group turned off to Wombat, and then onto the Olympic Way to Young. The first stop in Young was the Museum, where a number of volunteers greeted us and gave us an explanation of some of the exhibits.
Next stop was the old Young railway station, now the information centre and gallery. We spent a short time looking at the gallery and the displays and making a few purchases, before walking across the road and around the corner for lunch at the Commercial Hotel. After lunch some walked around the town, making some more purchases, and we all met back at the station.
Leaving Young, we headed off to Boorowa via a little place called Murringo which was a picturesque drive but the road was a little broken up from the recent rains. Most of the group stopped at Boorowa for afternoon coffee at the Superb Bakery which is always a favourite stop when the club heads west.
After the Boorowa coffee stop it was “make your way back to Canberra”. The run was an enjoyable Sunday cruise in the company of friends old and new.