With the onset of winter in the western cape comes time for the bikers to get together on yet another charity drive, this time the annual blanket run where bikers from all local clubs come together to give blankets to the needy.
We arrived at the biker's church just before 08h30, it was a cold day again but not quite as bad as the previous weekend, I saw 11,5 celsius on the readout. There was a good number of bikes parked outside and we waited for the service to end.
A really good pile of blankets bore testimony to the goodwill of the bikers present and they were officially handed over to Pastor Errol (centre) by (from left) Etienne, Gerrie, Dennis and Divi. Very well done to all of the bikers.
From there the groups split up, the Mohicans were going to have breakfast in Dwaarskersbos at a new restaurant called "See Kaya" (Sea House) which we will have to check out at some later stage, while we, the Meeulanders were to gather at the garage in Velddrif to head for Eland's Bay.
It is a charmingly rustic place, obviously adapted from what used to be old farm buildings, the walls are a couple of feet thick and constructed from rocks, luckily the bar was already open when we arrived.
And the bikers moved in and made good use of it, sherry sold quickly and congenial conversation and laughter reverberated under the rough hewn beams and thick farm walls.
Some of the conversation moved outside while we waited for our breakfast, there is a chance that this might be the setting for the club's year end function, Divi was making enquiries, it would be a good place for that festive occasion, we'll see what developes.
We took it easy on the way home, calling in at "Draaihoek" to check their accommodation prices which turned out to be exorbitant so we'll leave that out.
How many times have I said this; "Bikers are good folk." I'm proud to be one.
Next is our monthly club meeting on Thursday 30th June which coincidentally is the last day that I will be working, after that I'm free to do what I want when I want and man I'm looking forward to that!