The weather stayed in our favour so after lunch a quick burst down to BP Papakura and only one Mini there, Club Captain Adam who had organised the run.
Thankfully a few moments later those that assembled at Greenlane arrived followed by more and before long about 22 Minis were lined up to follow the leader to Hunua. At the debrief we were told that Watercare had closed the gates to the dams but we will venture to the falls instead.
A short trip down the motorway, off at the Drury off ramp and then a right hand turn into the unknown Mini made roads with many twists and turns. As I had no idea where I was, like many others I stuck to the car in front like glue. As Murphy has not turned a wheel since Brits and Euro I hoped Jason following behind in the immaculate White Japanese prepared John Cooper S didn't get showered with any carbon exiting the exhaust. One minute high on the hilltops we could see a glimpse of the Firth of Thames in the distance, and some how after more twists and turns going past the Ardmore School, and a short time later we turned right heading to the falls.
Arriving at the falls the car park was near capacity. Luck was on our side and due to the size of the Minis we managed to angle park the majority side by side. Everyone wandered around, catching up with members again, enjoying the tranquil setting and taking photos of the adjacent falls. A very pleasant outing to get the post lockdown activities underway. As the afternoon sun started to go down members left in dribs and drabs and the conclusion of another outing drew to a close.
Big thanks to the organisers and all those who attended and also must mentioned Richard, he got two non-club Mini owners along, which hopefully turns into two new members.
Editor: Thanks to Club Captain Adam for organising such a great run. Also to Richard Undie for taking charge of the Greenlane meetup.