Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Patch takes a Mystery Tour

The weather was kind to us yesterday as 31 patchers and friends of patchers took off for parts unknown.
A Mystery Tour had been organised for us by Shirley and Ros
 Here is the excited crowd ready to climb onto Miles' school bus.......
plenty of chatting is happening already

The first stop is for morning coffee at Greenough,
and it came with delicious scones, jam and cream.

Then we were back on the bus to visit the Greenough Museum.
The collection is amazing and the vegie gardens a delight to see.

Loris, Irene and Sadie were enjoying the gardens there.

Off again to this stop in Geraldton to see the beautiful Abrolhos Pearls at Latitudes Gallery,
Amy gave us an informative talk on pearl farming and
some of us even did a little shopping!

Across the road we were treated to tea and cupcakes at Cavania
..............a little more shopping was done.

                                                              Then it was time for lunch!
Delicious platters were set out for our selection at
The Lavender Farm in the Chapman Valley
Esther, Mary and Sue strolled through the gorgeous gardens.

                             With our tummies full, we headed to Margaret and Robert's "Tin Shed"
in Waggrakine.
Margaret told us about their amazing collection of nearly 5000 tins,
we all recognised tins from our childhood and each of us had to study every one on display.
By now it was getting late in the afternoon and time to head back to Dongara,
first a quick stop at the Wind Farm at Walkaway.

 Then home and a "Sundowner" at the historic home of Pat and Barry, "The Rectory".
Beautifully restored and decorated with delightful antiques six years ago, this home was first built in 1882.
Wine and cheese was served by some very handsome barmen too.
Donelle, Helen and Sadie chatting about the wonderful day we'd all enjoyed.  
Thank you so much Ros and Shirley
We know how hard you both worked to plan this day for us and every bit of it was perfect.
Even the weather was divine!


Maria said...
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Maria said...

It was just the BEST day..
Many thanks to Ros and Shirley for organising the day and also all their helpers......

Helen said...

I had a thoroughly enjoyable day. The weather was perfect, the bus was comfy, the variety of stops was great and the Sundowner venue kept us guessing all day. Thanks to the other participants for their company and most importantly THANK YOU Ros and Shirley for a fantastic Mystery Tour.