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Friday, 25 September 2015


Friday, 25 September 2015

Storm clouds over Frankston Beach

Old mates having a chinwag

With Sandra and Trevor

Thursday morning saw us visit the Jayco factory to make a couple of maintenance purchases for the caravan – a new brake light and new struts for the front window cover.  We continued to Dandenong for a spot of retail therapy at the Black Pepper/Breakaway outlet and saved heaps of money at their sale!  We then joined Sandra and Trevor for lunch at Waves on the Beach, Frankston, and Cat was so excited to see his old friend again (they first met in Vienna on a tour of Eastern Europe and have remained in close contact ever since).

Today, we headed into the city with the intention of making our clothing purchases for a trip to Canada in December.  We decided to drive the slow way along the Nepean Highway to a ski shop in Elsternwick (google found a large website for this shop) and after negotiating traffic and trams, taking the first available parking spot within 500 metres, we set off on foot to find the shop, only to discover there was nothing there!  Walked all the way back to the car (good exercise) and continued into the city.  We found a few shops in Little Bourke Street which sell outdoor gear (eg Macpac) and one shop which specialled in adventure clothing and gear.  The man who served us had spent two winters in Banff and one in Russia so said he knew exactly what we would need.

The weather has been sunny for the last two days and a bit warmer today.

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