Moto Guzzi’s 94th Birthday Bash at Boort

Finally got back into the saddle with a run up to Boort with the Moto Guzzi Club of Victoria for the marque’s 94th birthday.

Flogged the Breva 1100 up via the old Calder Highway with Jane on her Ducati GT1000 via Maldon and met up with others at Bridgewater.  Then backroads from Inglewood to Boort.

Most of the club camped in fine weather at the Boort Caravan Park on the banks of the lake.  But we did it tough at the Pink Olive House just up the road.

The Club tracked out to tour the nearby olive farm and refinery: 50,000 hectares of plantations.  The Club met at the Railway Hotel for tea on Saturday night.  The food was fair but there wasn’t much beer choice.   Unfortunately the layout of the pub wasn’t conducive to standing around yacking and drinking so everyone hit the sack early.  Like many country towns, Boort has an air of doing it tough with closed shops and not much activity in the evening.

On Sunday we had breakfast at the nearby Boort Ski Club before heading out to visit Spanner Man, John Piccoli.  The sculptures of welded spanners are impressive, as is his collection of birds.

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Jane and I made our own way home, stopping for lunch at Maldon.

 

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