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Bruce Rock Hotel Ride

Lined up at the Bruce Rock Pub

It's been a while since we had a ride to Bruce Rock Pub and I’m happy to say it hasn’t changed a bit. It was a bit drizzly when we left Albany, but not unusually once past the Stirlings that was the last of the rain.

A brief stop for coffee in Amellup, with a couple of interesting stories from Digger about shearers transport to Broome from Perth a few years back - wild and woolly then! Before long we were riding the enjoyable corners on the Pingrup - Lake Grace Road, beautiful.

A is for Auto, mateArriving at Lake Grace Bob Jackson was there to meet us on his brand new BMW, he looked very pleased with it. Wes and Barb were there earlier but had decided to carry onto Bruce Rock. After lunch we headed for Kulin, then north to the pub, stopping on the way to fit a cruise control unit to Colin’s new Yamaha FJR1300A (A stands for automatic - no clutch lever!).

Barry, Sue (who left Albany early) Wes, Barb, Huw and Elina were already there and Bruce was inside at the bar - after booking in we all joined him. The publican was very good and nothing was too much trouble.
Before long the rest of the Perth crew arrived boosting our numbers to 32 - Not a bad turn-out.

Girls and MonstersDinner was a counter tea in the Dining Room, then it was back to the bar. There were a couple doing a sort of Karaoke act in the corner of the bar, although I got to say their voices weren’t bad. Bob Jackson was very vocal singing - I think he should have got up.

There was a bit of partying, dancing and boisterous behaviour with the bar filling up with locals - I think we retired about 11.30 to a pub room with a wall heater (one of the few - worked well too).

Next morning after a leisurely breakfast we said our goodbyes to the Perth crowd and headed back to Albany through Corrigin, Dumbleyung, Katanning and Cranbrook - always a nice ride and the weather was clear and sunny.

Wes and Barb left us at Broomehill for Bremer, and we made it home about 3.30pm - a great weekend - Now which pub next year?

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