MX5 - Car Club South Australia

Fish & Chips Run Report

fish-and-chipsThank you to Dianne and Allen Weber who once again organised the Annual Fish & Chips Run on Friday 17 January 2014 to Victor Harbor.  This run has evolved from soggy Fish & Chips wrapped in paper on a beach, in all inclement weather, to sitting comfortably in a Cafe in air conditioned comfort.

Despite the 42 degree weather, 56 people ventured out in the heat to thankfully be met with the cool change by the time we reached Willunga Rose Garden.  Then we had huge winds to contend with.  Allen and Dianne had anticipated the inclement weather and fell back to Plan B to ensure that all our cars arrived in Victor Harbor undamaged by falling tree branches, although there was plenty of evidence on the roads and verges.

Pa’s Cafe once again did a great job in serving us very quickly and the Fish and Chips were such great value for $13.00 per plate which we all enjoyed with drinks from the bar.  After our meal, the MX5 Club shouted all present an ice-cream to finish off a great run.

The past few year’s Dianne and Allen have collected donations for different causes and this year, Members donated $200 to Prostate Cancer.  Thank you to all who donated.

Welcome to our newest members Philip and Pat Twigg, Helmet and Sue Frensch who live in Wellington and Peter and Rommy Donnelly who have rejoined the Club.  Also Birthday wishes to Lynne Trethewey and David Jarrett and anyone else in the Club who has or will be celebrating a birthday.

The evening finished about 10:00pm with 22 of us staying overnight in Victor Harbor.  Saturday morning those of us who had stayed overnight, met at “Eat at Whalers”, overlooking Encounter Bay for a relaxing breakfast before driving back home.  Most of us were lucky enough to get rooms at The Bluff Resort, so it was only a short walk from our rooms to the Restaurant situated below the swimming pool.  Unfortunately, by the time we all arrived at our accommodation, the weather was too cold to enjoy a swim in the swimming pool before going to bed.  Maybe next year!!!!

Once again, thank you Dianne and Allen, and look forward to next year’s Annual Fish & Chips Run.  Maybe, this could become an “overnighter”?

Poppy Hawkins

Events Secretary