Elephant Road, Milton NSW – Swimmers Bike Ride
Pete and Jan, their old farm
John Louth filed this following report: Twenty hardy riders set off into a roaring wind that slowed us down quite a bit during the first part of the course. Thankfully, as soon as we hit Elephant Road and entered bushland, the wind eased and it was a scenic though somewhat rough trail ride all the way around and back to Croobyar Road then up to Milk Haus for coffee and cakes. Along the way, a few of us took a side track and visited Pete and Jan’s old Springwater Farm. The farm is set in a beautiful location and we made friends with the resident Emu.
The crew on this ride included, John L, Sean P, Bobbie W, Cheryl G, Pete & Jan H, Mark & Heather S, John Reed, Isabel, Wendy J, Mandy & Wayne, Ben, Sue & Chris, Mike & Julie, John & Nikki. All twenty arrived back in one piece except Pete who did sustain a cut leg but not too serious thank goodness. A big welcome to new swimming / riding friends Mandy and Wayne. Well done Jan, Julie and Pete who are all recovering from illness and did well to complete the course. Special thanks to Pete and Jan for suggesting this particular ride, Bob for heading up the peloton and Sean for test riding the route with me.
All in all a fun day and a few folk even suggested we have one of these rides once a month, so any route suggestions are very welcome. Regards John L.
Snippets of News for NSW & Interstate Tourist planning a visit to Mollymook Milton Ulladulla
James Halliday Wine Awards – Cupitt’s 5 Star Winery
NSW R&CA Awards: ‘Small Bar’ Winner, Bannisters Mollymook
James Halliday awarded Cupitt’s Winery, Ulladulla with 5 stars
(Sir) James wrote: “Cupitt’s Winery have been knocking on the door for a five-star rating for a number of years and blew it wide open for this edition of the Wine Companion. The tourist mecca of the southern NSW coast around Ulladulla is both blessing and bane. It’s not a natural region for high quality grapes, nor a magnet for wine tourists. The Cupitt family, led by winemaker Rosie, has walked around the problem by buying grapes from regions as far as the Yarra Valley. The result is that the quality of the wines and the modesty of the prices is as commendable as it is unusual”.
Link to James Halliday awards – Link to Cupitt’s Winery
Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards
Bannisters Mollymook were announced winners in the NSW ‘Restaurant & Catering Hostplus’ Awards in the categories: ‘Small Bar’ and ‘People Produce Place – Tourism Restaurant.
The Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that celebrates exceptional service and culinary talent across the state. The Awards for Excellence is the only program in Australia where the judging criteria is determined by consumers who rank what is important to them in the dining experience.
The Awards are judged by an independent team of trained judges who anonymously visit the venues to determine the winners. The scores are based on the entire dining experience from food to the customer service experienced when the judges anonymously dined.
Link to 2017 NSW R&CA Awards for Excellence – Link to Bannisters Mollymook web site