Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula was at it's best - cold and windy and even more so for our day out on what I believed was a fabulous course. Very open and blustery but big wide fairways and of course the perfectly placed bunkers. I think I cam home with the same ball though so obviously didn't do too badly. 24 pts was my limit for the day - I think Kemm got 20.

Had the provided lunch inside their magnificent clubhouse but crappy bbq sausages, steak and a bit of salad - nothing to write home about.

We heard from others later that there wasn't even enough food for those who came in at the end of the field - not exactly a warm welcome to The National!

Having arrived yesterday afternoon, today is a quiet day but had to arrange for a new mirror for the car so Kemm had to make a couple of phone calls to get that happening.

Appointment time arranged for after golf tomorrow so we need to drive up to Mornington to the Nissan Dealer.

5pm was the planned time for the pre-tournament get-together drinkies and briefing at Cape Schanck Golf Club.

All very welcoming and drinks for one and all - met a couple of new folk - 245 here this year but only 45 from last year this time around! Bit surprising.

Ho hum - another days drive but supposedly not an overly long one.

Thank goodness for the GPS as we headed into Melbourne and onto all the ring road toll roads - would hardly have known where to go otherwise.

Arrived in Rye approx 3pm and headed straight to Woolies for a quick grocery shop - managed to push my way into the quick service queue unknowingly upsetting all those patiently waiting!

I just saw an empty self-service checkout and headed there! Ho hum - at least they don't know me. Reminds me of driving and making mistakes - we've got Queensland plates - we can do anything! Oops!

A longish day travelling south with the only drama being spearing into a flock of cockatoos which were grazing on seed on the road north of Jerilderie somewhere.

Consequently one of them smashed into the passenger side mirror leaving it hanging by the electrics.

Stopped as soon as we could after that to try and work out how we could tie it back on securely so it didn't keep bashing against the door as it was flapping away!

Managed to find a draw-string in one of our jackets so did a home made tie up job and we were off again.

Looked up the RACQ guide as to where to stay in Narrandera - stopped there but turned out to be the crappiest little motel in town! Dinner was offered at the motel but the menu choices looked crumbed and frozen.

Kemm arrived home last night after his few days in Wellington with the Air Dispatch Association reunion.

So today we headed off at about 9.30 am to head south to who knows where!

Ended up in Armidale at Rod's place for an afternoon cuppa before heading on and eventually stopped at the Quest Hotel in Tamworth.

The restaurant there was delightful even if expensive!


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