Day -14: Arrived at Tullamarine not able to remember pin number for phone. Got taxi to werribee Plaza and borrowed $2 to get a shopping trolley and pushed cart with bagage to Peter &Dot Pauly’s home(my Cousins)
Day -13 to -10: Assembled buggy not without some small dramas but rang Action Cycles and they talked me through it. Dot and Peter were very supportive.
Dot put on a lunch to meet two cousins Ann and Rita hadn’t seen Ann for 40 odd years. Good to catch up and hear the family mythology from a different perspective.
Haven’t fitted the lights or a flag yet.
Went to Men’s Shed in Hoppers Crossing Neil fixed my little basket to George Two (Buggy named after the Old Royal George who the developers have taken away from the community of East Fremantle. My old Studio) They offered ie the Men’s shed committee $50 I said I would come back with a receipt (which I did today)
Day -10: Took the Federation walk from Hoppers crossing probably 18 or so km and walked to Brooklyn where I went to see Jotun about a donation. Lee and Ted were not there, it was getting close to 5pm.
Tried to get into Half Moon caravan Park but no room in the inn so went back on the trail as far as it went at the West gate Bridge. And put up my tent under the veranda of the toilet and waited for the approaching storm. Bit of flowing water under the tent nothing serious. Nice en suite though.
Day -10 to day -7: Spent at Flinders Street Backpackers. Took an hour to get in waiting for the lift to be empty enough to get the buggy in.
That’s all I can think of today folks; apart from having my head shaved today and losing all my boyish good looks