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PCV GT3/RS/RSR Register : Brunch Run to Loch

Our second GT3 Register Run was planned to take us through some really pretty country south east of Melbourne.

The day dawned sunny, so, with high hopes, four couples / cars met at Pearcedale at 8.15AM. The first stage took us 40 minutes down the South Gippsland/Bass Highway to Grantville for a quick pit stop. Warm hospitality, good coffee and fine conversation in the bakery left us ready for a challenging drive up, down and around to our brunch destination at Loch.

Sadly the sun that was at Pearcedale gave way to intermittent showers and low cloud for the next thirty minutes once we left Grantville.

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The 'Beast' brooding at Grantville - 2012

Although it was my third time along this particular route, I really enjoyed the fabulous roads that incorporated altitude changes, green pastures, sea views (slightly obscured by the clouds), straight sections and sweeping turns. All this in about 50 minutes of spirited driving kept at or below the posted limits due to the quickly changing terrain.

Brunch was at the wonderfully named 'Hard Loch Cafe' in the historic township of Loch. The owner/manager Rohan, was a fabulous host, seating us comfortably whilst explaining the vast array of fresh produce on offer.

Orders consisted of soups, salads and pies plus the compulsory bottle of local pinot noir. The din of conversation soon dulled as we tucked into some great food.

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(L-R) - Margaret. Helen D, Helen B, Linley and Dymo. Images of Robin and Dennis omitted to maintain MA rating - 2012

True to the organiser's word, we wound up by midday, so the group could get home for lunch (as if) or enjoy some more of the delights that Gippsland had to offer.

Thanks to Dymo/Helen, Linley/Helen and Dennis/Margaret for joining Robin and I for a great morning's outing.