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Portarlington Probians in Bright

Portarlington Probians in Bright 

Thanks to two of our lovely ladies Jan and Aline and the tremendous staff of Big 4 Bright, last October a large group of us from Portarlington Bayview Probus made our own way to Bright in the beautiful Ovens Valley, for an extremely full on 5 days of fun and friendship.  Some of us took our own Caravans and others hired Cabins.

The Big 4 Bright Caravan Park was our destination and on arrival we couldn’t have been accommodated better, everyone was happy with the quality of their Cabins, and their one of a kind “Sky Deck” which we had sole use of on 2 nights for our own functions, Jan and Aline our enthusiastic tour organisers were more than happy with the help offered by Management and staff.

Bright has some lovely things on offer; some went shopping, river walks, Art Galleries and Museums, some played Golf on a very warm day and then we dined at the Bright Brewery in the heart of Bright, where you can sample a variety of 6 Beers for $12.00.

Most of us boarded a bus for an interesting day out starting with the Red Stag Deer & Emu farm where we sampled the largest scones known to man for morning tea, spent a fortune in their gift shop and then moved on to the “Artisan Mills where they grow and process Pumpkin seeds and oils of all kinds which we sampled. A very informative talk was given by the owner and we tried pumpkin seeds in all flavours, even chocolate coated.

Our bus continued to the “Ringer Reef Winery” where we had pre-ordered cheese and antipasto platters with some delicious wines.

Our dinner that night was back at the park on the Sky Deck, catered for by “Dumu Balcony Café” a group of Indigenous Youth in training who run a café in town, but also do outside catering. We were treated to some delicious food which we could highly recommend. DUMU means “Black Duck” in the local Dhudhuroa language.

Our last day was full steam ahead with Pancakes for breakfast supplied and cooked by the Big 4 staff, followed by games in the park overlooking the beautiful Ovens River which was lots of fun. Our last night was fancy dress in the Italian theme,  again at the Sky Deck with an outside vendor van cooking us Pizzas, this topping off what has been a very memorable time.

Highly recommended trip.