Citroën Autoclub Canada once again ventured east of Toronto for it’s annual fall outing, this time finding yet another variation of the lovely country roads through the York, Durham and Northumberland Regions.
With an “iffy” weather forecast for the morning of October 15, the trip began at 10:00 AM at McDonalds — 1383 16th Ave Unit 1, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 0E2, where the rain held off and the group was able to socialize welcoming new members John and Tracy Meurs with their newly acquired 2CV from Club Treasurer Steve Loria.
We also embraced Nikola Markovic, a Citroënthusiast who discovered the Club one Wednesday evening two years ago when a few Citroëns and their members were gathered at a local pub in Bloor West Village. Roland Voegele and his girlfriend Franjiske gave him a lift in a 2CV to McDonalds and from there, Ahmad Joulaie gave him the thrill ride of his life on the entire outing as a passenger in his Méhari.
Other folks on the outing were; Angela Fusco, Jim Sciberas, Josephine O’Brian, Tony Burgess, Les Polska, George & Marijke Dyke, and Douglas Ogle.
Stops along the way included the towns of Port Perry (for lunch), Bewdley (for a rest stop), and Port Hope.
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About 20 minutes into the trip on the way to Port Perry rain was encountered, but that only made for about a 45-minute wet portion of the drive which was very pretty with the leaves that gathered on the road and the spray emanating from our wheels. It was actually as enjoyable as the sun-filled afternoon.
Stopping in Port Hope we took a few minutes to check out the salmon that were swimming up the Ganaraska River to spawn and note the picked over carcasses by the seagulls of others that had already expired.
Our trip formally concluded at Bond Head park just south of Newcastle, but not before a photo op with some of the cars on a rickety bridge over the main railway lines that go under scenic Lakeshore Drive just west of Bond Head.
Though we will soon be putting our cars away for the winter, the opportunity to experience the contrast of weather, great roads and chance to gather with friends once again made for a most enjoyable day.