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Chilling out in Frankston

Day 10 - Monday 20 May 2013

The weather forecast for today is a maximum of 15 degrees and cloudy with showers. As it was not a day for sightseeing we went shopping for a few odds and ends. We have been having trouble buying small sealing rings for barbeque gas bottle connectors - we have tried Bunnings and Rays Outdoors to no avail. While they both sell barbeques, hoses, regulators and gas bottles they do not sell replacement sealing rings, which is rather strange given that the rubber sealing rings only last a year or so. We eventually tracked some down at Barbeques Galore.

By then it was raining so we decided to head for the Bayside Shopping Centre for the rest of our shopping. As we have a loaded roof rack at the moment we had to find parking in the open as we are too high to get into multi-storey car parks. While David was getting a ticket from the Pay and Display machine the heavens opened - you guessed it, he hadn't bothered with the umbrella and got saturated. With the umbrellas we made a quick dash for cover in the Centre.

We managed to get a new TV signal strength meter at Dick Smiths - the previous one had a flat 9 v battery, but being a sealed unit you are unable to fit a new one. We bought a few items of clothing at Target and Myers before having lunch at a small café in the Centre. On the way back to the car we made a quick stop at Safeway (Victoria's Woolies) for some TV Dinners for tonight.

Back at the Caravan Park we gave Trailblazers a call for a progress report on repairs to the caravan - they are hoping to be finished tomorrow morning and we should be able to pick it up after lunch. David went to the caravan park office and organised a late 12 noon checkout for tomorrow. If its not too late when we hit the road - we plan to head for Shepparton for a couple of nights, a distance of about 215 kms including some of Melbourne's ring roads.

Posted by TwoAces 23:21

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