Report on the Event
After braving the extremely heavy London fog on the freeway and through the tunnels, Tania had to walk in front of the car from below the tunnels & up the hill to Crafers with a candle in one hand & a fog-horn in the other, and with the slight CHILL in the air on our arrival, the warmth of the Bridgewater Inn on entry was a welcome relief. The range of hearty breakfast options available seemed to be enjoyed by all, along with the warming effects of the well brewed coffee. There were 32 people for breakfast, & 15 cars on the run.
Thankfully the fog lifted by the time we started the run to (end up at) Hahndorf via Littlehampton, Kanmantoo, Monarto and Palmer. After a brief loo-stop in Tungkillo, a safety tip: please ensure vehicle has stopped moving before exiting to race across the road to ‘view’ the facilities. Glen Dix would have been in his element with his checkered flag, where we met a few brave hikers out for a leisurely 15km walk, we continued on through Mt Torrens, Lobethal, Lenswood, Oakbank and Balhannah, arriving back at Hahndorf just as the heavens opened.
It looked like the rain was there to stay, and with a very busy main street & a definite lack of parking spots, a few cars headed home. Those who stayed on no doubt enjoyed the rest of the afternoon partaking of what Hahndorf has to offer. Four of us spent an enjoyable afternoon at Somerled Cellar Door (highly recommended) sitting by a lovely warm fire with a glass in hand….followed by another glass, & then a bottle & 2 very nice cheese platters. Thanks Heather & Bob for the suggestion. Our apologies for not letting everyone know that that’s where we were heading; it was a last minute idea & with the rain, heavy traffic, lack of parking etc, it simply did not enter our heads to use the radio to let everyone know. We hope that everyone enjoyed the day.
Tania Boon & Richard Edwards