National Meet – the Trip day 8

Our last day of The Trip. Tania, Darryl, Des, Brett, Richard, Paul, Coral, Reg, Sue, Peter and Kaye all stayed at Kaye’s sisters farm in the Clare valley last night. A beautiful property with stone cottages and stunning views.

Stunning valleys

The boys made use of Murray’s workshop to fix Brett’s wheel stud (see instalment 6), Peter rebuilt his fuel pump as well as some minor work. 

The ladies were treated to cooking instruction by Brett only to be let in on the secret that Paul had precooked the meal last week!

A very cold morning in the Clare Valley

Come morning and Darryl put the mockers on Pete’s car Wilson, by saying it was very reliable and rarely gave trouble. Wilson responded by promptly refusing to start. The issue was not diagnosed, but eventually Wilson was persuaded to get with the program, and off we all went. 

Just a short trip to Kapunda for morning tea and to part ways. Eardleys, Des and Brett’s crew all went to a friends house, Reg and Coral went on to parts unknown (even to themselves) and Tania, Darryl and Sue went straight on to Murray Bridge. In an effort to spare Sue the busy Barossa tourist traffic, we chose another route only to encounter the steepest white knuckle descent over the Flinders ranges you’ve ever seen. Sue handled it like a pro and we pootled down past Mannum to MB. 



We’ve checked in to our caravan park, unpacked the car, scoured the Engel of all those mystery leaks from the last week and put on 2 loads of washing. Time for a feet up and glass of wine. 

Tomorrow we’re off to Glenelg to overnight before an early start for the Bay to Birdwood run on Sunday. 

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