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December 30, 2013

30 December 2013 Queenscliff to Portarlington

Breakfast at ?? They don’t have muesli so I had fruit toast. I left about 10am to go to Portarlington. Part of the way on the rail trail then Queenscliff-Portarlington Rd past Swan Bay where we had a caravan (sigh . . . ). It is a long way to the turn-off to St Leonards then a lot longer to get to St Leonards! It was a beautiful day and I rode the rest of the way along the Esplanade, past Indented Heads and into Portarlington. The water was sparkling, the sun was shining – just a perfect day for a ride. Had lunch in the main street then found where Cynthia and Robert live not far away. Cynthia and the kids were home so I popped in to say hi. Worked out that Robert’s kids are grand nephews and grand nieces to Peter and I. Had to leave by 2pm to get back for my 4pm massage appointment. That was great incentive to keep going and I really needed it by the time I got back! Went all the way along the foreshore back through St Leonards. There’s caravan parks most of the way now. By the time I got off Bluff Rd I was wishing I’d never started this venture! But I kept going and made it back in time for the massage by the skin of my teeth. It was really good and certainly well deserved! Now where to go to dinner?

December 29, 2013

29 December 2013 Queenscliff

Off to find another place for breakfast this morning. Not many places open yet. We settle on the Rolling Pin in Hesse St. Egg and bacon sandwich for Peter and raisin toast for me. Read the papers again (god we are boring) then off to the Queenscliff Market at Princess Park. It is already chokkers with people. I spy a cheap cat cage and take it back to the apartment while Peter looks around. By the time I get back he is finished looking! Plenty of jewellery stalls, too much competition here! Lots of pretty things though. Getting some ideas. Only buy some yummy muesli and peanut butter. Wander around a bit until I find Steph, Rod and Jen near the donut van. Jen likes her Christmas presents. I think her mum does too! Peter comes back to see them then they are on their way. I walk back to the apartment for lunch with Peter then he heads off home trying to beat the traffic.

Walking down to the shops to finish off where I left off when Peter came down! Still plenty of people around. It’s been a busy day with the market, Thomas the Tank day out on the Bellarine Railway, big swim in Pt Lonsdale. Glad I didn’t drive down today! Finished off checking out the shops. Nearly bought a pair of shoes but I stopped myself. Have to carry them home myself. Not a good idea! Where to go for dinner now?

The Couta Boat Restaurant on Hesse St! Had the salmon and flourless frangipane cake. Mmmm good. Caught up on a bit of reading my book. The waitress said she was jealous on me having ‘me’ time! ┬áThink I’ll ride to Portarlington tomorrow to wear off dinner!