Run to Megalong Valley - Wednesday 4th May 2016

After meeting at the visitor information parking area we had morning tea nearby at the Mountain Blue Cafe, home of the “Famous Australian Painted Panorama”.  Unfortunately, due to the late arrival of members from the south coast it was decided that there was not enough time for this today, so we headed off to Megalong Valley.

The drive down through dark rainforest with occasional glimpses of sandstone cliffs in the distance was spectacular.  Once at the bottom, the valley opened out to rolling hills surrounded by the sheer sandstone cliffs for which the Blue Mountains are famous.  

In no time at all, we arrived at the Megalong Tea Rooms and found a nice sunny spot in the garden for lunch.  It was fairly quiet at the restaurant and the meals were soon on the table with the ladies keen to try the Trunkey bacon and the gents – one the home made sausage roll and the other – Devonshire tea.   Weather-wise we enjoyed a perfect day – warm, no clouds and gentle breezes.   After a leisurely lunch and then a look at the Bleichert Counterwheels and the old CHG guard’s van across the road, we drove down to Old Ford’s Reserve and then inspected the Megalong Holiday Cabins.   Regrettably it was time to leave the valley.  On the way out there is an excellent view of the Hydro Majestic Hotel sitting atop the high sandstone cliffs. 

Once back at the top we dropped in to see new member David Easton and his 1970 Hunter which has not been driven for 6 years and belonged to his grandfather.  He has given himself 3 months to get it running.  

Off again, back to the highway and into the afternoon peak hour traffic.   A short stop again at Glenbrook for coffee and cake, and then 1 hour and 50 minutes later arrived home.   Our thanks to Kim and Sue for a terrific day out.  An excellent location which we all agreed we must visit again soon.   Those attending:   Kim and Sue in their 1972 Hunter Royal and Mae and Paul in their 1962 Superminx Mk II.