2022 Past Events & Photos
Huronia Cruise - Saturday, June 25th, 2022
Ralph Kertcher and Jonna Chalmers organized this cruise of the beautiful lush countryside of Huronia (mostly Tiny Township) and lunch at the Fin City restaurant on the Delawana Resort property in Honey Harbour. Seventeen cars and thirty-two members tolerated this very sunny, hot but beautiful day. Thanks to Bill Rogers for the photographs of participating cars. Despite the weather, the feedback suggested that everyone enjoyed the experience.
The cruise was in two parts, morning and afternoon.
The morning drive left the Wasaga Beach Walmart parking lot at 10:30 am with a fifteen-minute stop at the Waubaushene Esso station and arrived at the restaurant in Honey Harbour at about 12:30. The last eight kilometres from Port Severn to Honey Harbour provided some twisty bits for the purists. The draught beer at Fin City was cold, the food was excellent and moderately priced, and we were able to sit in the shade on their deck overlooking the water. Their staff managed our expectations very well due to the demands of their busy time and were very professional. The singer was also enjoyable, providing a pleasant backdrop on this great day.
The afternoon drive left the Waubaushene Esso station at 4 pm, about thirty minutes behind the planned time due to a needed ice cream stop. The route followed Hwy 12 to Penetanguishene and then Champlain Rd to Awenda Provincial Park and on to Tiny Beaches Road via Perkinsfield arriving back at the start in Wasaga Beach at about 6 pm. Four Jaguars in convoy made up the afternoon group. The road surface was in perfect shape with some twisting sections and the countryside was sensational. Awenda has a very forested canopy providing a shaded respite on this hot day.
Other participants chose to take the shorter way home. Perhaps the morning route, plus a lengthy lunch, was enough to satisfy most participants.
Note: A suggestion to a future cruise planner who wants to utilize this Awenda route would be to run the cruise in reverse with lunch at Penetanguishene, Honey Harbour or Port Severn. In our opinion, the Awenda route is the more spectacular of the two route options and should not be missed.
This was an excellent cruise, very well organized by Ralph and Jonna and it was much appreciated by everyone who particpated.
Kimberley Cruise - June 9th, 2022
Peter and Sue Turton organized a wonderful cruise for about fifteen British cars and some 30 GBBCC members. Despite the dull sky and a few spots of rain, we all met in the parking lot, behind Tim Horton's on First Street in Collingwood. The lovely route took us up Scenic Caves Road and through Ravenna (did you know that Ravenna is on the same latitude as Grenoble, France and Turin, Italy at 40 degrees North).
By this stage, the skies had brightened and the sun came out. The route took us through Feversham and across the causeway at Lake Eugenia, to Flesherton, and then down the steep road into the Beaver Valley which connected us past the Beaver Valley Ski Club into Kimberley. Everyone then enjoyed a lovely lunch at Justin's Oven. After eating, some of the members enjoyed a visit to the Kimberley General Store.
This was a great cruise with a beautiful drive through lovely countryside.
Many thanks, Peter and Sue