All rugged up on a cold, crisp Sunday morning for a drive in the country in an open top sports car.
John and I joined other MG Car Club members for our first run since February on some rather lovely winding country roads .
As it was rather chilly my plush teddy bear coat was a must , layered over black wide leg pants , a black knit and a cream wool Moyuru jacket . I found this coat a few years ago at a local recycle store , it was made in Italy , is rather heavy to wear but so warm . I teamed it with a woollen cream Crochetta hat , Karen Walker sunnies , a Mongolian lamb scarf , studded leather gloves and cream Hispanitas boots.
I took these shots of a few of the cars in front of us on the drive , as you can see it was a very clear day.
The mountain range in the top photo is Quamby Bluff , where John has spent the previous day walking with his Search and Rescue team members.
The drive ended at the pretty town of Longford for lunch at the local bakery cafe with safe distancing and limited seating measures in place (the new normal).
It was good to catch up with my car club friends again and exchange lock down stories and family news . I have been involved with the car club for over 40 years , John was a member when we first met but I have only been a paid member since 2016.
Over lunch I chatted with Yvonne , aged 92, our past president’s mother, who had joined her son for the run in his 1950’s T series sports car. A brave lady indeed as this is a car with no heating and no top either. I learned of the cars Yvonne and her late husband had owned , that he built his own plane and other interesting family history.
After lunch John and wandered around the town for a bit of an explore. The two shots above are a peek at the main street through the old oak trees in the church grounds.
This is Christ Church , completed in 1844 , built of Hadspen freestone , and has been a corner stone of this rural community since early both early settlers and convict times.
Some of the old headstones in the grave yard of the church grounds.
This headstone was quite beautiful, although rather sad as it is a memorial to a young death by lighting strike. I did find the quote resonated in today’s troubled times.
Sitting and enjoying the late afternoon sun before our drive home.
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