Wednesday 2 November 2011
02.11.2011 - 02.11.2011
Relaxed start to the day, said goodbye to three coupled who headed off. Cooked a damper for morning tea using Bill's “Bush Spices” instead of my normal mixed herbs. Went down a treat and there wasn't a lot left for Aussie the dog.
About lunch time we set off in the general direction taken by the Mystery Bus Tour last Monday. We stopped for some pastries at the Milang Bakery. On to Strathalbyn where we spent time in both quilting fabric shops.
We also visited the most crowded, ramshackle collection of second-hand goods we've ever seen. The place was an absolute mess and certainly constituted a health hazard. Aisles were blocked and almost all were too narrow to pass through without snagging the items on display. Add to all this the fact that most items were ridiculously over-priced and it was no wonder that nothing was being sold.
From Strathalbyn we drove to Mount Compass, a quaint stop on the main road from Victor Harbor to Adelaide. The local butcher displayed an impressive range of meat products. These included many that had be marinated and offered in attractive packages and at reasonable prices. The absolute bargain were 10 chicken and vegetable patties for $1.50. They are not huge but they will provide a substantial meal.
We stopped off at the RSL to retrieve the Unit Banner and once again thanking the president for his enthusiastic support for our reunion. Back to the van and a light dinner.
The wind appears to have dropped off and it would be a nice change if we had a night without the noise of the awning flapping.
Stay well and travel safely.