Winter Getaway Day 12 (and last)

We started the day with an extremely short drive through the back streets of Narrogin to the home of fellow club members, Kerry & Lyn McPharlin.

While the blokes admired Kerry’s magnificent new beast (his just restored and licensed Model AA truck) (and his shed), the ladies admired Lyn’s handiwork with the needle.

After a lovely morning tea at the McPharlins, we were off to Pingelly. We had some time to kill, so spent half an hour in the main street chatting to all the locals who came to admire our cars.

We had lunch at the fantastic new Pingelly Arts & Recreation Centre. What a facility!! Indoor sports, bowling green, tennis courts, reticulated football oval (that recently hosted a WAFL game), playground and BBQs, and a big hall with kitchen and bar. (Let’s hope the shire can afford to maintain it!).

From Pingelly, it was back to Perth via Brookton like thirsty horses headed for water. There were some minor delays some roadworks and for a second flat on the Sartori’s pesky left rear tyre. Those left in the convoy gathered at Karragullen and said their goodbyes before heading in various directions to their homes.

Our car travelled 1,051 miles (the odometer is in miles – 1,681km) and didn’t miss a beat. Great work old girl. I’ve come home pledging to improve the lighting and brakes, buy a fancy radiator cap and get the hood re-lined.

The weather gods really looked after us. The forecast a few days before we left was dreadfull, but while there was some rain overnight, and a bit while we were driving, it never rained to spoil a visit/stop or to mess with roadside repairs.

It was a great trip and enjoyed by all – looking forward to the next one (whenever that may be).

 

PS. Let me know if you read this so I can tell if I’ve wasted my time or not 🙂

Even the Narrogin police wanted to stop for a chat.

Kerry’s Model AA truck

Lyn’s handicrafts under examination.

Many hands got the tyre changed quickly.

the cars saying goodbye to each other in Karragullen

today’s travels

the total trip

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