GVV&CVC Swan Reach Run to the River – Sunday 30th July 2017

GVV&CVC Swan Reach July 2017David & Elaine's Ford Customline

The weather bureau forecast rain but got it wrong again. We had a clear cool day with frequent sunshine, perfect for an old car adventure. There was quite a crowd at the start, bigger than expected owing to the story about this event in the local Bunyip.
A very scenic drive to our coffee stop at Sedan where we relaxed with a cuppa and chat with our like-minded adventurers. On to Swan Reach, a short voyage across to the town where we waited for all to arrive, before driving on to the local museum.
This museum in located in the old school building and surrounding sheds and displayed a most interesting and informative display from earlier days in Swan Reach. A very well laid out and fascinating museum that is a credit to the local community.
We had arranged lunch at the Swan Reach Hotel, poised well above river level with great views of the punt and river area. The food was well worth waiting for and it was most enjoyable relaxing over lunch with such a large group of friends. There were 49 of us including some who had read about this Run and decided to tag along. They were made most welcome.
After lunch we headed off to explore the Punyelroo Cave, a winter dwelling historically of local indigenous tribal people and a natural cave, easily explored but not easy to get to.
Many members looked at the start of the trail down the cliff and decided maybe to Google it rather than risk life and limb climbing down to the river level. The cave is easier to reach by boat or if you happen to be swimming by in the area.
We moved on in convoy to the Big Bend Lookout where there were excellent river views. Then through to Nildottie to Walkers Flat, another short voyage to the other side where we took advantage of the coffee and ice creams while we waited for everyone to cross the river. A few anxious moments when the punt conked out but it eventually moved again. We had a couple from near Port Lincoln as passengers and we enjoyed their company and the scenic drive home through Mt. Pleasant and Williamstown.
A great Run Bruce and Anne, sincere thanks from everyone.


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