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Probians on tour

On a beaut spring day recently 53 members of Hobart Macquarie Probus Club in their private cars ventured in an organised Motor Tour of close-by Hobart bushland, rural and historic settings to navigate their way to lunch.

Members carpooled which made the activity fun.

The event started with a scrumptious morning tea at the Lindisfarne Riverside Club rooms of The Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania (MYCT) where each participant was given an information sheet to navigate their way to lunch. This Info Sheet included direction along the outer bushland areas of Hobart and other locations. Also on this sheet were 18 Questions, the answers to which could be found along the route.

The route to take involved travel on the East Derwent Highway, turning onto Grass Tree Road at the Risdon Roundabout, over Grass Tree Hill to the Historic Town of Richmond. Over the oldest road bridge still in use in Australia, then along through a very green rural Richmond / Sorell area to the Tasman Highway. A right turn at Tasman Highway followed by another right turn into Shark Point Road (part of the permanent way of the old c 1920, Bellerive – Sorell Railway). Turning onto Penna Road they navigated their way to lunch at the Midway Point Tavern.

The Seniors’ Luncheon at the Midway Tavern was great with a varied Menu. Prizes (answers to questions) and Lucky Door Draws were conducted before lunch.

This was the first time such an event was organised for Hobart Macquarie members and by popular acclaim voted one of the best.

The above photo shows three members enjoying the activity with the hood down in the driver’s sports sedan.