Ulster Pre-War Austin Club
RUN 2012 –
REPORT BY KEN
13 cars started this run
from Sprucefield on a dry grey
morning. We travelled just a few
miles to Spruce Meadows, an outdoor adventure farm run by Gary
and Ann Kerr where we enjoyed tea/coffee and scones.
After leaving Spruce
Meadows we made our way via an indirect route to Dobbies Garden centre where
many purchases were made, mainly by the ladies.
After an hour on the loose
we managed to round up everyone before departing via the motorway and byways
to the Ballance House on the Glenavy Road, home of Sir John Ballance who held
the office of Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1891-1893.
Yet again we were
entertained to tea coffee and scones before being split up into two groups for
an educational tour of the Ballance House.
No more scones I hear
We then proceeded along
some scenic roads where normally you can enjoy views of the Sperrin Mountains,
Lough Neagh and the Mourne Range. Unfortunately these views were partly
obscured by mist.
Eventually we arrived at
the Tannery Restaurant in Moira for an enjoyable evening meal before departing
on our separate ways.
I trust you all enjoyed