Saturday, 29 September 2012
29.09.2012 - 29.09.2012
Rain and strong winds most of the night and while the sky is relatively clear this morning the wind is bitterly cold.
Got dressed up for the commemorative service at the War Memorial. By 10 AM about 20 of us were huddled together trying to use each-other as a windbreak. All to no avail, the wind cut through our jackets and was joined in the assault by a sleety, wet drizzle. Canberra turned on a real winter-time day.
A few appropriate words were spoken and we dashed back to the vehicles. Next stop was the Charnwood Labor Club for lunch. Bert had organised a set menu for us with a choice of steak or filo pastry chicken. The silly old bugger had arranged to pay for the lot !! Not a single complaint from anyone, but of a record I think.
Final stop is Bert's place for afternoon tea and coffee. Enough cakes and other sweet treats for a small army. tea and coffee and more talk and finally we head back to the campground.
Conditions have not improved and we retired to the van, turned on the heater and the TV and kicked back. Another day in this short adventure.
Also received news from our neighbour that one of the windows in our house has been blown in by the strong winds. He and a mate have secured the opening and we figure it will be OK until we get home and arrange the repair. We are blessed with good people as neighbours.