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FNQ Chapter Sunday, 23 May, 2021
Hidden Cafe Yorkeys Knob to KUR-Cow Barnwell Farm Myola
Participants - Bob and Patty White Bugeye Sprite, Chris and Val Green MGF, Graham and Pauline Maroon Daimler, Harvey and Kay Silver Prado, John and Cherie Red Midget, Ken and Irene Blue MGB, Kim and Fiona Black MX5, Tony B Green PA, Leon Red Midget.
Beautiful coolish Autumn day in the north today, threatening fluffy clouds above, but nothing came of them until late in the day on the way home. However roofs stayed off and everyone got home dry after a couple of sprinkles. Lovely start, just back from the ocean at Yorkeys Knob, at Hidden Cafe for morning coffees and tea, then travelled west up the Kuranda Range and diverted off to the pretty green hills of Myola to KUR-Cow Barnwell Farm. The farm was set up originally on the cusp of Covid, hoping to encourage the overseas market to visit and witness a working beef farm with aspirations of selling quality wagyu produce.
With a dramatic tourist downturn internationally, they now encourage local interest with weddings/functions and weekend visitors for lunches and to enjoy horse and ATV rides. The property also houses various animals, including alpacas, draught and Shetland horses, goats, sheep, birds, chickens and geese in the kids area.
Today when we were there, not many other guests, so we had the serenity all to ourselves, ordering burgers, pizzas and chunky pies whilst sitting on the vast deck overlooking the lush back paddocks, where a very large bull and his lady friends with their calves resided. Finishing with a few bevies, tummies were satisfied and it was time to head home.
Was really nice to just relax, chat and be away from the everyday bustle. Perfect Sunday!
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FAR NORTH QLD – April 11, 2021
Lucky again today for our Sunday 11th April adventure, dodging weeks of rain, to be able to travel with a relatively clear sky, just some fluffy white clouds over head.
Participants - Tony B – Green PA, Alan and Eileen – Maroon MGF, John and Cherie – Red Midget,
Brendon and June – Red Austin Healey, Graham and Pauline – Maroon Daimler, Bob and Patty – White Hilux, Leon – Red Midget, Ken and Irene – Blue MGB, Harvey and Kay – White Ute
Starting point again on the southside at Fuller Sports, we are limited for somewhere on a Sunday around Edmonton for morning tea, but Fuller Sports opens early and do coffee/tea and cakes.
Mena Creek Hotel was our lunchtime destination today south-west of Innisfail, near Paronella Park, and it was a leisurely drive going up the Palmerston Highway, through cattle grazing country and cane fields to arrive there around midday. Had a good number on the last few runs, thanks FNQ Chapter members for making the days fun and full of chatter.
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FAR NTH QLD 28 Feb run
Our Sunday, 28th February, run was looking a bit dodgy in the weather department and the original plan was to meet at Fullers Sports Club at Edmonton for morning tea, and then drive to Bramston Beach on the south side, to join up with the Northern Motoring Club for a picnic run.
As the weather got progressively worse we made a unified decision to remain at the Sports Club and have lunch. Good idea, the meals were great, us northerners around the beginning of the year sometimes have to adapt to the wet season, so we made the best of good company, chatter and a bit of lunch.
Let’s try again in March.
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