Connect Converse Coffee. Weekend Away. Success!
Well what a enjoyable and relaxing weekend away, the weather was kind, the company even better and the beer was cold.
We arrived mid afternoon on Friday. Peta and Darren had been there since Wednesday, already ridden the bike trail into nearby Maffa for coffee and cake and had been out and about exploring the nearby sites. Not long after Pam and l had set up, Clive and Vicki arrived after travelling from Armstrong Creek. Late afternoon saw Noel, then Ted and Alan also arrive.
After everyone had settled in we had a few drinks around the campfire then took the short walk to the Avon Hotel for a pub meal.
Saturday mid-morning, the 6 of us rode to Maffa stopping for a coffee and snack. (Alan missing from photo)
L – R: Clive, Noel, Ted, Darren and Steve
Leaving Maffa we headed off for Briagolong where we meet up with the girls for a very hearty meal. If you’re ever out this way we all highly recommend the Briagolong Hotel.
Left to Right Rear; Peta,Ted,Steve, Alan and Clive. Left to Right Front: Darren, Noel, Vicki and Pam
My good friend who l joined up with at HMAS Leeuwin and then served with on HMAS stuart, Chris Lawless, met us at the Briagolong RSL. We were treated to a very enlightening history lesson on this unique log cabin RSL. Big thank you to Chris Lawless.
Ted, Alan (back to camera), Vicki, Clive holding his mate Coco, Noel and Chris Lawless from the Briagolong RSL.
Back on the bikes we rode the remaining 15 kilometers back to the Stratford on the River Caravan Park.
Saturday night the Girls prepared a beautiful BBQ with a variety of salads. Big thank you to Vicki, Peta and Pam for all their hard work. The caravan park is set on 4 acres and is only a very short walk from town.
I personally would like to thank everyone for taking part in our first VetRide CCC Weekend Away Ride.
The next Weekend Away ride can be found on our calendar.