Take Me To The River

30 April 2022 / Story: Brian Clayton; Photos: Anda Clayton, Anne Zattera

Take Me To The River

It was with apologies to Al Green for taking his song in vain, and with thanks to the weather gods for keeping the rain at bay, that 10 MX5ers gathered at the Heritage Café to meet and greet, have coffee (and the odd sticky bun), and prepare for a drive down the coast.

We welcomed our newest members, Ian and Valerie, for their first outing with the club.

A late withdrawal from illness reduced our numbers to 10 but had little impact on the expectations of the group. While our attendees from the north had experienced some rain, the south coast delivered cloudy but fine weather and, eventually, sunshine.

We made good time and reached Batemans Bay with plenty of time to spare so the leader thought a diversion to the coast at Mogo and a landing at Moruya along the river was in order.

Arriving in Moruya, parking settled, and hunger needing satisfying, we took our places on the enclosed verandah of the restaurant.

The River Café is a hatted restaurant, serving fresh local produce and cooked to perfection. A variety of meals were ordered and all choices proved to be excellent. We spent a very pleasant couple of hours catching up on news and introducing our new members to the culture of our chapter and the club. We outlined the varying nature of our lunch runs ranging from fine dining to simply good food in pleasant surroundings, even in some ordinary cafes. The pleasure is in the company, the driving and the adventure of new discoveries.

All done with lunch it was time to head for home but not before some retail therapy in Mogo, including a visit to the lolly shop.

A couple of our group enjoyed the company of a highway patrol car which followed our sporty convoy from Batemans Bay to Ulladulla. Fortunately, he was not provided with an opportunity to add to State revenues.

Another great day with our MX5 friends.