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A visit to Northcote

Day 7 - Friday 17 May 2013

This morning we had to hang about at Kirrily's apartment waiting for her cleaners to arrive so that we could give them some new keys. While we were waiting we had an early lunch and after they arrived we went to East Malvern to pick up some vinyl lettering we had ordered a few days ago to go on the back of the van. At a nearby bakery we bought some sweet pastries, and a bottle of wine at a local wine merchant to take when we visited David's sister Louise who lives in Northcote.

The traffic in Melbourne was a total shambles today. This morning a B-Double had jack-knifed on the Bolte Bridge and ended up with a trailer hanging over the edge of the bridge. The driver fell about 30 feet to the ground and was badly injured. It took all day to remove the truck and traffic on the western approaches to Melbourne was seriously disrupted. To make matters worse a high-top truck got itself wedged in the Burnley Tunnel during the morning and seriously disrupted traffic on the eastern approaches to Melbourne.

We were on the Monash Freeway, but bailed out early along with everyone else, and what should have been a 30 minute trip to Northcote ended up taking almost an hour. We got to explore Bridge Road and Punt Road in Richmond and had plenty of time to look about. When we arrived at Louise's place she already had a visitor - Jacque providing a beauty treatment, and soon after we arrived Courtney from Osborn Sloan and Associates arrived to do some banking for Louise to ensure that she had plenty of money for the weekend.

We spent an hour or so with Louise catching up on her news - her youngest daughter Zoe is expecting to give birth on 12 June. From the look of the photos that Louise had Zoe might well be early. Eventually Louise managed to smoke us out and we headed back to Windsor before the traffic got too bad.

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Posted by TwoAces 23:17

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