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Curves & Colours

Cars, Curves, Colours, and Conversation on the Muskoka Driving Tour

A MUSKOKA DRIVING TOUR in fall is a fabulous way to spend a Friday. We began at Walter and Sheila Murray’s home and after a safety briefing the curves soon began. Walter chose a very twisty route with the beauty of Muskoka on display. Although overcast this enhanced the colours, making them rich and vibrant. There is, of course, nothing as fine as driving one’s Porsche over a winding up and down route along lakes, rocks and forest.

Just after midday, we arrived at Route 35 for a salmon and roast beef lunch. By the conversation in the room you would think our group had all known each other for years.

Many of the participants had nice things to say about the tour. Bob and Nancy Zoegler from London noted a fine job done and thank you all for allowing us a wonderful weekend. (They stayed an extra night). Wanna Sri thanked us for the driving tour, it was super beautiful. She also thanked Walter for recommending that she take the scenic route 35 back to Toronto. That was one of the most beautiful routes she had ever seen in her life.

They found the route a great drive with lots of twists, turns, hills, great scenery & fall colours, a perfect time of year for the area.

Jim and Jo Anne Fowler were also effusive in their praise with compliments on the well-organized drive. They found the route a great drive with lots of twists, turns, hills, great scenery & fall colours, a perfect time of year for the area. To top it off a fab meal at Route 35, food and staff excellent. They also took the scenic route home. A lady, whose name I didn’t catch commented to me at the end of the meal that it was the best driving tour she had been on. These comments are a great reward for a day which we all enjoyed.

I would like to thank Walter and Sheila for hosting. As well thanks go to Morley and Joan Bercovitch and Nelson and Sylvia Henriques for driving the sweeper cars. The Henriques said that they always enjoy driving the cottage country roads!!! Scenery is stunning this time of year. A very special thanks goes to my wife, Janet, who kept me on route. There is nothing more embarrassing than leading a Driving Tour and taking a wrong turn. (Don’t ask how I know!)

Please join us again for one of the many UCR Driving Tours in the upcoming season. </>

Photos by Janet Walker, UCR Member and Keith Nash, UCR Member

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