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FNQ Chapter – Yungaburra Tablelands Run – Sun 11 July 2021
Participants – Bob and Patty Red MGA, Tony B Red TD, Kay and Harvey Green TD, Ken and Irene Blue MGB, David and Val White MGB, John and Cherie Red Midget, Chris and Val Green MGF.
Two different points of departure today, big fluffy clouds overhead amazing winter weather and all ready to tackle the range, whether it be from either the north Kuranda Range side of town, or the Gillies bends on the southside. All had a plan for the same eventual meeting spot, ‘the finest place in town’ apparently...Yungaburra Hotel open since 1910 for lunch.
It was nice to see some of our Members that had recently gone through a few body upgrades and chassis realignments of their own, were again firing on all cylinders, enabling them to resume driving their much beloved beauties and enjoy a day out on the road with the group. Great to see them in good health and their smiling faces again.
Here are a few pics from our day, always lovely go up there, such a quaint little township with the colourful hanging baskets of flowers lining the main street.
FNQ Chapter – All British Weekend in Townsville – Sat 12 and Sun 13 June 2021
Travellers – Brendon and June Red Austin Healey, Graham and Pauline Maroon Daimler, John and Cherie Red Midget, Tony Red TD and Blue M Type, Alan Red MGB, John and Helen Mustard MGB.
The Jaguar Club of Townsville holds their annual All British Weekend mid June. It was great that it could go ahead again this year - last year with the uncertainty of COVID, it was cancelled.
The FNQ Chapter always enjoys attending and it was nice to do a lengthy drive down and back over the weekend, with Sunday being the show day of the event.
Our routine unchanged from previous years, leaving Saturday morning at around 9am from Earlville, then driving along the Bruce Highway to Cardwell, where the local Pie Van Man fulfils the annual lunch order, by those craving his Aussie goods.
The park here overlooks the beautiful Hinchinbrook Island, great view for our stop and refresh. Continuing on to Townsville, we arrive at our accommodation right on The Strand mid afternoon.
All unpacked then its dinner over the road, the Jag Club has arranged, to have a chin wag with the local drivers and also others that have travelled from south and west to join in.
Sunday - most are up early for a bit of spit and polish first then breaky, after which the vehicles are moved literally around the corner, to the Jezzine Barracks (a new location this year), this parkland area was previously used by the Defence Force as their barracks for over 120 years, a lovely grassy area with the orange shades of the commanding Castle Hill as a back drop in the background.
Only one award today, people’s choice, which went to one of the local Jags. Everyone’s cars looked terrific today, we had perfect winter weather and it was a great opportunity to share the ins and outs of all the vehicles that were showed with both the public and like minded enthusiasts.
The return trip to Cairns was gratefully trouble free, it was a really nice weekend, one we look forward to annually.
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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