Words by Jeff. Images by Nick & Keith.
This was pretty much the only event we’ve had since the Arthurs Seat Chair Lift Drive in March, and the Stieglitz Drive when we had that little window of opportunity coming out of lockdown one in June before heading straight in to a more serious lockdown.
The Friday Evening Drive and Take Away Brighton to Seaford from Brighton turned out to be a wonderful event.
The meeting place was perfect, and everything went delightfully to plan except for the sunset disappearing behind a misty sky.
We all met up at the BP on Nepean Hwy and chatted before heading down to follow Beach Road to our first stop at Ricketts Point where we were able to all park together and get a great group photograph with all our vehicles, many of which were on CPS (Club Permit Scheme).
The day started off at the Bunnings Carpark in Craigieburn, and to my disappointment, there was no sausage sizzle. Not to worry though, Alan reminded me that Bunnings has a cafe, so breakfast and coffee
From there we were able to ring through to the Seaford Fish and Chip shop where they took multiple orders and had it ready on time so we could zoom across to the beach on our feet, rather than a keyboard at long last.
Having the fish and chip menu already published in the invitation made that ordering task straightforward and quick.
So off we all chugged again to continue on this misty coastal drive to arrive in Seaford and we all beelined to get our scrumptious fish and chips and ate them on the beach albeit at a table in a clearing near the carpark.
After feasting it was then a splendid group stroll to the end of the jetty. No one fell in and the sky was still misty with a strong cool southerly breeze.
A big thanks to all who came along and for making this a wonderful drive.
And that was it for the first of the many Drive and Take Away events and it worked. I’m sure the rest to come will be just as enjoyable.
One of the benefits with this type of event is the fact that you pretty much stay with your car the whole time and being a car club, we love that, and it worked perfectly well for the COVID normal times we find ourselves in.