Hey Ho ! Its off to Tin Can Bay we go !
Thurs nite,I dug out my trusty Samsonite (Bought at Macy,s 80% off,after christmas sale) from under the bed..chiselled off the dust bunnys, and found that I had locked it previosly....Oh Ohhh....I,d forgotten the lock combination..Now, since it only had 3 tumblers,it should only have 999 combinations...Hmmm...My thoughts turned to a wrecking bar or a gunny sack I had got at "Silly Sollys Thuper Thaterday Thale "for only $10...Fortunately,I recall the combo in time, and threw my sox and jocks into it.
I should have known it was all downhill from there.
Went to the gym at 5;30 Fri morn...Home at 6;30am...Went over to Jens and said "gonna shower and have brekky,lets be on the road by 7...ok? "
8am We are finally ready to go...(she had got into a game of Majong on her computer and forgot the time).
Oh well!..Off we go !
11 hours and 900 kilometers later, we sight Tin Can Bay ...well..sorta, By this time its dark and raining.my back aches and my right foot has gone numb...finally find the "Tin Can Bay Motel" and ask "mine host"..."Have the others arrived?"....He said.."No,you are early !"
"Am I ?"
"Yes...About one week early...You are booked in for Sept 4...Next Friday "
Aaaaaaghhhhh !. (Wailing and gnashing of teeth ! )
So..its book in for the nite and drive home again tomorrow.
He suggested we go to the Country Club for a meal...got lost ,finding it, (dark and rainy,remember ?).the meal was good but slow to arrive...I think most of TCB was there...Thems the breaks ! Got lost trying to find the motel again !
A word about the motel for other chatters next week,
Yes..Its clean and the owners are helpful and friendly...Decor is 70s/80s,,no problem,although the light switches can be in odd locations...The kitchenette has a microwave...electric jug..crockery and cutlery..toaster.. A small fridge /freezer,containing the smallest carton of UHT milk ,I ever did see (150 ml )..a few "bushells" tea bags,coffee and sugar straws.
The queen size bed was a bit hard for my taste,but I was too tired to care...The shower cubicle was an adequate size for one,but a little snug for two,if you want to shower with a friend..That may not be a problem if they are really,really friendly. (He said wistfully ).
For more than one nights stay,I suggest you bring you own soap,shampoo,tea bags etc...There is a cpl of general stores there..although it may only be one ,as I probably passed it twice ,getting unlost.
Theres a pool outside and a BBQ,the grounds are pretty and well groomed.
All I gotta do now,is do that drive again next friday.
See ya,s there, 🙂