We’ve had a wonderful two weeks away but it’s time to pack up the Hornet and head for home tomorrow.
This morning I checked where the Auto One shop was in town so that we could pick up the plug leads, and it was in the main street, so we decided to walk there rather than drive. Unfortunately there was no Auto One! Looked like Mr Google had given us false information. Walked up and down Queen Street (main drag) and nothing. Stepped into a coffee shop to ask where it might be and they had no idea but suggested Supercheap Autos on Bussell Highway and gave us direction on how to get there. We set off again, found Supercheap but they didn’t have what we needed. Inquired as to whether there was an Auto One and, if so, where it was located. Apparently it was in the industrial area and when we asked if it was in walking distance the sales lady suggested that it would take us an hour to walk there🙀.
We decided it would be easier to go back and get the car. Stopped for morning tea at the The Pantry on Prince (nice little quirky cafe) on our way back to the park, continued our walk back, picked up the Hornet and following the new directions found our way out to Auto One … one being the operative word as there was only one sales person and it looked like trade was reasonably steady. Finally Gordon got a chance to ask for the plug leads and with his trusty piece of string that had knots tied in it to show the different length leads he required, he was taken out the back to pick out what he needed. Mission accomplished 👍.
One our way back we picked up provisions for lunch and tea, then back to the park in time for Gordon to put the plug leads on before lunch. While he was doing that I checked my FB and discovered a message from our ex-Packing Shed cafe friends Judi and Wiebe Tieleman asking if we’d like to catch up with them. I’d forgotten that they lived down this way and it turned out they were only 8km down the road from the park, so we arranged to go there for about 2pm.
Back to the park for tea, waylaid by a couple admiring the Hornet who were down here for the Forest Rally (both are rally drivers but weren’t participating). Finally had tea about 7pm.
An early start tomorrow so that we can get home in time to join our fellow “uke song selectors” for a couple of hours of choosing songs for the following week’s Monday night uke session. I packed most of our gear in the Hornet this afternoon, so we won’t have too much to do in the morning other than empty the camper, have brekky, pack the last minute stuff in the Hornet, close the camper and go.
As I said at the beginning, it’s been a lovely two weeks with good weather, delightful camping spots and some great morning and afternoon tea breaks … but it’s time to hit the frog and toad and head for the hills. I think I hear my bed calling … the one that’s easy to get out of when all I have to do is roll over and put my feet on the floor 👍, although I shouldn’t really complain … the camper bed certainly helps to build up the muscles and strength that I need to get out of the kayak 😏
See you next time we’re on the road. Over and out for now 😎