The township of Port Albert became home to members of the GLCBC over the weekend of July 22nd & 23rd 2017.
22 members of the GLCBC visited Port Albert and took in everything that this beautiful location had on offer. After booking out the entire Port Albert Motel and 2 additional holiday houses, our members gathered at the waterfront and enjoyed some of the best fish & chips ever eaten. After lunch we then participated in an historical walking tour of the township and waterfront where our tour host explained the rich historical significance of Port Albert, it’s buildings, people and contribution to the settlement of this Victorian district.
Our members then called into and visited the Port Albert Maritime Museum that provided many fantastic interactive and static displays of Port Albert’s maritime history; the museum was an absolute treat for historical buffs and marine enthusiasts.
After a short coffee break and rest, the GLCBC then relocated to Port Albert’s legendary Customs House Inn for dinner, and the cook did not disappoint. Our members enjoyed a wide selection of fresh seafood, steaks and platters. After dinner, the fun began with an ample supply of good wine and local company resulting in one of the biggest group “sing alongs” Port Albert has ever endured. All GLCBC members had an absolute blast late into the evening and will retain fond memories of good company and hospitality.
The GLCBC also caught up with members of the HPABC (Historic Port Albert Boat Club) and discussed a roadmap to co-host events inviting each other club’s members to participate in district and regional activities. The GLCBC very much looks forwards to strengthening our relationship into the future with the HPABC and enjoining some mutual events.
The GLCBC would also like express our appreciation to Denise from the Port Albert Motel who organized all of our accommodation and tours, the staff at the Customs House Inn for the wonderful meals and entertainment for the evening, the Port Albert Maritime Museum and the HPABC for making our club feel welcome.
And for our members, thanks for coming along and making a great weekend.