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MGCCQ-FNQ Chapter News
Saturday, 16 November 2019
Ellis Beach to High Falls Restaurant, Whyanbeel
Participants – John and Cherie Purple Ford Ute, Kim and Fiona White MGB, Brendon and June White
MGB, John and Helen Yellow MGB, Bob and Patty Red MGA, Ken and Irene Blue MGB, Harvey and
Kay Green TD, Tony and Yanti Green TD.
Saturday was chosen for our run today, with lots happening approaching the festive season, adjusting days to suit was the go.
John’s red Midget wouldn’t start this morning so unfortunately reverted to the modern car today -
still investigating the issue.
A few chose to just have coffee only and met at Ellis Beach café then on to their other plans.
What agorgeous day for a drive, perfect Spring weather before the heat of summer sets in. The drive northis always a good choice, the views over the crystal blue Pacific Ocean a winner as we travel up thehighway.
Non eventful run mechanically wise, which is always a bonus. Heading westward afterregrouping at Mossman township opposite the local market, we arrived at High Falls Farm for arelaxing lunch, crossing the little flowing waterway onto the restaurant amongst the fruit trees,sitting beside the water. Yummy eats were in order including the fresh fruit grown on site as well astaking advantage of other locally sourced produce. All in all a lovely meet before the craziness of thefestive season sets in.
MGCCQ-FNQ Chapter News
Saturday 14 December 2019
Christmas Dinner – Paradise Palms Golf Club, Palm Cove
John and Cherie Fransen
Dave and Val Murray
Kim and Fiona Halloran
Bob and Patty Ingram
Harvey and Kay Williams
Brendon and June Hammersley
Pauline and Graham Hepburn
Steve and Maureen Girardi
Tony Boland and Yanti
Chris and Val Millar
Unfortunately Barry Moran and Maureen were unable to join us, however had planned to come.
Our end of year dinner was at Paradise Palms Golf Course, it is always nice to finish off with a Christmas get together to discuss the year that was, have a bit of festive fare, laugh and to wish each other well for Christmas and the New Year. A buffet meal was set with a few other separate parties going on around us too. Interestingly enough the DJ for the night has an MG too but off the road for a bit with some head gasket issues...... seems everyone has an MG story of some sort, haha.
Here is a picture of our group for the night, there was a few other fun, but dodgy pictures that we will leave to the imagination, not for publication, tee hee.
We take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas, and all the best too for the New Year, may 2020 be a great one. On behalf of the FNQ Chapter I know we are all looking forward to spending more time with our local group next year and also the other Chapters at different organised events, both state based and nationally. Thank you for the support we have received from our FNQ Members helping plan and organise events, as well as the comradery we experience each year from the Qld committee members and all their expanse of helpers too.
We might be a long way away up here in FNQ, but we always feel that you are not really that far away if assistance is needed. That is us for 2019 it was a fun year, cheers John and Cherie
MGCCQ-FNQ Chapter News
Sunday 2 February 2020 - Ellis Beach to Mossman Run
Participants – John and Cherie purple Ford ute, Tony red TD, Leon red Midget, Graham and Pauline burgundy Daimler, Dave and Val white MGB, Alan and Eileen burgundy MGF, Ken Spain blue MGB Kim and Fiona black MX5, Brendon and June white MGB, John and Helen yellow MGB, Bob and Patty white Hilux, Ken and Irene blue MGB, Harvey and Kay green TD, Tony and Yanti black Porsche.
Sunday run (first for FNQ’s year), with the starting point being Smithfield in the park and then moving on to morning tea at Ellis Beach. Excellent turnout numbers today for our little North Qld Chapter.
Weather was steamy today, not unusual for the tropics at this time of year, but gladly the rain held off and some chose to enjoy the sunshine with the lids off. Coffees and teas drunk overlooking the beach at Ellis, bit of cake for some and late breaky for others, then we were on our way.
Following the coast line, overlooking the beautiful expanse of the Pacific Ocean, so sparkling and blue we made our way up past Port Douglas onto the little township of Mossman.
Original plan was lunch in the main street at the Exchange Hotel, however it was still being renovated, and had a few days left until reopening, so unfazed we headed down the street and ended up swamping the Mossman Bowls Club instead, nice food, air-conditioning and time for a catch up chat. See sign, lucky our Club colours aren’t considered in the banned groups, haha. All in all a great start to 2020.
P.S. No photos (ooops forgot to take some), 12 January we had wonderful attendance for our New Year get together, meeting at the Hepburn’s place - back deck overlooking Graham’s impressive vehicle sheds, with hoist and all types of paraphernalia collected over the years.
Great opportunity to discuss and make a decent list of ideas for potential trips/adventures for the year ahead, as well as receiving some appreciated volunteers offering to assist helping run the Chapter a bit more. Thanks goes to all for bringing a plate to share and to Graham and Pauline for holding the gathering at their residence.