On Sunday August 6th members met at Johnston Park clubrooms, beautiful weather, everyone chatting and enjoying the sunshine, at 9.40am all who had committed to go on the run were present. We travelled via Bridge Street, over the old Murray Bridge to Dukes Highway, bound for Tailem Bend’s ‘Tin Elephant’.
On arrival at the ‘Tin Elephant’ we met up with Ted who cordially invited us to have morning tea in his shed. The ‘Tin Elephant’ was well worth a look, all sorts of second hand wares, including car parts for sale, sure bought back some memories, a couple of us made a purchase to treasure.
Morning Tea in Ted’s shed was an eye opener, woodwork and art, he is certainly a talented fellow. ‘Thanks Ted’. I wish Ted all the luck in his pursuit for a naked female model, proposed next canvas.
Still bright sunshine, all looking good, we ventured on to Coonalpyn. Unfortunately on arrival the wind and rain set in, we parked in the Parking Bay adjacent to the Silos which also had under cover seating. The art work embossed on the Silos depicting local children is very impressive, absolutely skillful design.
Never the less, could not resist trying the famous Waffle, we huddled under an awning trying to keep dry, almost getting blown away, waiting for our lunch. Can recommend Claudia’s Waffle and Jaffle.
We were unable to visit the Snail Farm, firstly due to night before the wind ripped through a canvas awning, which was means of protection, and secondly the weather had turned nasty.
After eating lunch in our cars everyone ventured home at their own leisure. Despite the weather it was well worth the trip.
Report and photos supplied by Jan Hall
Peter and Aileen Geue at The Tin Elephant
Tom West pacing while waiting for the toilet to become vacant
Silos at Coonalpyn
Impressive artwork on the silos