Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Lunch with Nelson Ulysses at Jolly Roger – 10th June

A small bunch of Marlborough riders meet up to ride out to Havelock and meet with the Nelson branch who were venturing into our “patch” for lunch at the Jolly Roger in Waikawa Bay.

It was a great day for a ride so no excuses this time.  We left Blenheim with perfect timing to arrive at Havelock at the same time as the Nelson riders arrived. Our assigned meeting place was at the Marina, just by the Slip Inn.
After a couple of minutes catching up, our group now swollen to 30 rode off around the Queen Charlotte Drive towards Picton.  The road was in excellent condition with hardly any grit and definitely no ice as it was a very nice day, sunny and mild – I hadn’t even put my linings in my riding gear.

We arrived at the Jolly Roger, they knew we were coming as we had rung ahead to confirm numbers.  Everyone congregated around the jetty in the sunshine, chatting and having a drink and food.  It was a great chance to catch up with the new coordinator for Nelson Branch, John MacDonald and here his views on some of the issues we are facing at present.

Everyone had a lovely time in the sunshine and as the sun was lowering in the sky we parted our ways and headed for our various homes.
Thanks Nelson, for letting us join in with your crew for the day.  We should do this more often.... in fact we are planning to join up with your crew again soon for your Poker Run.

Nicky Bright # 7125