Up early, eagerly anticipating a school of sharks
circling the local roads.
Smiddy arrives an hour early from Portland
saying he couldn't sleep and just got in his car and drove for three hours
Smiddy and I talked about our cars for the next hour or
so (naturally) and took off for the Geelong waterfront with Deb and kids
actually ready on time!!
There were already four sharks waiting (Colin Brice,
Brian and Elaine Chappell, new boy Hamish Carr with lovely RED 89 S4, and
Ross Kroger, local 928 owner ('81S, very original) who has yet to join us
on a run.
Des mentioned that he would take a slight detour off the
boring Geelong freeway to the Little River exit and step up the pace a
tad, so to speak. The Melb crew arrived and lined up with the Geelong mob,
displaying 15 928s, a BMW M3 and Pinky's Z3. Biggest collection of 928s
seen in Victoria, we believe.
Keeping the group together through the traffic of Sunday
morning Geelong proved a little difficult, but we re-grouped just after
the Barwon Heads turn-off. Again, traffic kept us to a leisurely pace, but
just past Ocean Grove, we were able to reach reasonable speeds.
Crossed over the Bellarine Highway to the Portarlington
Road, where the lack of traffic gave us at least a chance to give our
machines their heads.
With the skyline of Melbourne and the You Yangs on the
right over Corio Bay and the lovely beachfront homes of Indented Head and
Portarlington on the left, we cruised onto the Bellarine Estate Winery
restaurant. What an awesome sight in the rear-view mirror with fourteen 928s
stretched out behind!!
Great food and wine at the restaurant, steaks a
specialty with local superb wines with the 928s lined up outside the