Voyage Petite, Sunday 17 March

The Voyage Petite on Sunday is to the Geelong Cement Works Retirees Museum, which opens at 2pm. There is a gold-coin donation. Melway 451, C2. The old bluestone mansion was once an orphanage. It has 27 rooms with a collection of more than 10,000 items, including fossils found in the limestone quarry next door.

To get there from Melbourne, take the Hamilton-Newtown exit from the Geelong Ring Road and turn left on to the Hamilton Highway, crossing the Moorabool River bridge then veering left at Hyland Street and turning right at the top of the hill.

If you would like to join us for lunch, I have booked a table at the Fyansfod Hotel (beside the Moorabool River bridge), where entrees are about $15 and mains range from $25 to $30. But I need definite numbers so if you want to come, please respond to by midnight, 13 March. Do not reply to this email.

Finally, a group of Voyagers will be having morning tea at the BP service station near the Point Wilson turnoff on the Geelong Road at 10am, so other Melbourne people might like to join.

Paul Watson