Photo: MG’s Midsummer Night Picnic in Southport

MG’s Midsummer Night Picnic in Southport

On Saturday(June 18) evening the W.L.MG.O.C rolled into Southport for a run out in the MG’s and to watch the sun go down at the sea wall on the Marine Drive.

We usually go to Rivington Pike near the summit of Winter Hill but the last couple of years the weather has not been so good so we thought we would try southport to see if it would be a little kinder to us and also give us a spectacular sunset over the Irish Sea.

The saturday evening was chosen as it was the nearest to the summer solstice which happens to fall on Monday 20 June (The date varies depending on the year and also which time zone your in and this year the time the solstice begins is 22.34 GMT the timing of the solstice depends on when the Sun reaches its farthest point north of the equator).

We all arrived between 8.00 to 8.30pm and parked up by the sea wall on marine drive,with all of the members bringing tables and chairs and the trusty  picnic bags full of goodies to be eaten and drank.

ots-report-1(Some of the members having a bite to eat and a drink whilst watching the sun go down

ots-cars4Although the weather could have been a bit warmer and less windy we did manage to have the picnic outside and not sat in the cars and more importantly not a drop of rain fell. We had 19 members come in 10 cars of which where 1 VW Camper Van,3 MGB’s,1 TD,3 MGF’s and 2 MGB-GT’s. Although the weather wasn’t at its best we did manage to see the sun go down with a half hearted sunset!

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Report by Steve Kirton on behalf of W.L.MG.O.C


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