MIDSUMMERS NIGHT'S DRIVE - SATURDAY 19TH JUNE 2010
For the second year we decided to have a drive out to view the sunset on the longest day of the year - ( well it was nearly the longest day , with the Saturday evening being the most convenient day closest to the 21st June) and once again we had a beautiful dry evening. With 8 cars leaving Briars Hall at 8.30 p.m. , we met up with another 8 club cars at the Rivington Barn at around 9-15 pm. The ultimate destination was the car park just below the peak of Rivington Pike. At 9.30 p.m. a few of us thought that we would get a better view of the sunset higher up , so we took the path from the car park and made our way up to the "pigeon loft" - just in time to see the sun dropping below the horizon - and with enough light to get back down to the car park without falling on the rough terrain.
Back in the car park, Jamie had just arrived with the BBQ which was being fired up . Several other cars came and went expecting to find a deserted car park for their "activities" - 16 MGs scared them away for some reason! An excellent atmosphere prevailed once again with BBQ smoke drifting across the hillside. Eventually , with all the food eaten we headed for home at around 11 pm. If you haven't joined us on this one yet - make a date for next year!
photos by Richard Bryant and Louise Rogers