Corvette club of South Australia Inc.


Article and photos by Tony Beer Smith

Club Run to Wellington Hotel via the ferry. (site of the first "punt" crossing in SA)

Met at Macca's, Goodwood Road, Kings Park at 9:00 am on the 9th of the 9th. It was a lovely cool clear morning with a forecast in the low 20s. Had a few apologies before we got started, ending up with nine Corvettes ready for the run, plus a visit from Alan Orchard (in his black C3), with a friend from Canberra.

Heading off about 9:30 we travelled up Cross road to the SE Freeway turning off at Crafers, {all good so far}, heading for Piccadilly a glitch shut down the GPS, resulting in a "U" turn [bugger]. We continued on eventually arriving in Nairne, where our illustrious leader [Prez] was waiting to join the "convoy".

We continued on using the back roads, through Kanmantoo, past Monarto and on to Swanport Road in Murray Bridge, where we rejoined the freeway. A short stop [pit] at Tailem Bend for fill or empty at Coles Express, then on to the Wellington Ferry.

Arriving a little earlier than our booking, found the "Welly" quite busy. There was an Eight Ball presentation in progress, with a band playing on the deck outside.

We were asked to order our meals quickly, as there was a group of 40 to follow.
Meals came out reasonably quickly, and were the usual style of "pub grub" (plates were full). Attendees had an enjoyable time, with a beautiful day for a cruise.

Thanks to those who made the day enjoyable, at the end we said our goodbyes and headed home via Strathalbyn, Mt Barker and Murray Bridge.
Cheers Tony & Faye.

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