Why were we not told? They have installed solar panels on their roof. Unfortunately the roof faces east west instead of the ideal north, the opposite to the northern hemisphere, so it was installed facing west. The control unit was on the back wall and I found it quite interesting. Shortly after we arrived it was generating about 1.5kw. They are only paid 6c per kw that they put into the electric grid, so the best way is to use the power while it is being generated, that is dishwasher, washing machine, cooling/heating etc.
Before dinner we drove down to the beach and went for quite a long walk, long for us anway. Mother went for her afternoon nap. Looking towards Queenscliff. For dinner Sister had bought salmon and some fresh from the bay, whiting. Both were delicious.
Sister and Bone Doctor bought a wee pool for Little Jo. All three of them use it. It is an odd shape, but I expect the shape is to give it strength. I am remembering River's collapsing pool.
The sleeping arrangements when we visit are complicated. This time R slept on the bottom bunk in Little Jo's room and I slept on the top. It was not satisfactory for me as there was nothing to lean against to sit up in bed and read. Mother slept in the brand new bed in the office, Sister in her own bed, ABI Brother on a lilo in the lounge room and Bone Doctor and Little Jo in this brand new tent from Aldi.
A galah as we walked to the beach. Umm, didn't I say we drove. I am confused. Must have been the next morning.
Not necessarily religious and who could not agree with the sentiment.
The Point Lonsdale Christmas tree, sans lights. Cruise ship passengers enjoy the illuminated display as they pass by in December.
Saturday saw us at the Easter Market. The fruit and vegetables were incredibly cheap and we bought a pumpkin, capsicums and something else. We had coffee and doughnuts and were entertained by this terrific busker. He sang in an almost falsetto voice but he could also sing lower too. I gave him five bucks, not because he was cute mind, but because he was talented and I took his photo.
Old joke, One hung low. Testicular trauma or a natural occurrence.
The market is held at Little Jo's school. How nice to see old style drinking taps for the kiddies.
On our return walk from the market, I noticed how well this garden has come along. I saw it planted in its early days and I impressed by how it has grown.
By the time we had all returned from the market, Mother had showered, dressed and made up so we left Sister and Bone Doctor and went off to Queenscliff for brunch. There are some really nice historic buildings in Queenscliff. Easter is the busiest time on the Bellarine and boy was it busy in Queenscliff.
We had to take a number to be served in this very crowded bakery. Staff in such places don't earn a lot of money but in spite of how overrun the place was, the staff remained cool, friendly and efficient. We had all finished our brunch when Mother decided she wanted a cup of tea. ABI went and bought it for her from another shop and she took forever to drink it. I was feeling crowded in. I said to R, I am just going around corner. Little Jo must have heard me and guessed where I was going. That is to the lolly shop around the corner. She was very restrained in her lolly purchases, buying only ten lollies. Me, not so much with aniseed rings, chocolate bullets and doubling the cost, four little Turkish delights at $1 each.
Looking down towards the Queenscliff Harbour.
The Vue Grand Hotel has struggled for as long as Sister has lived in the Borough of Queenscliffe(sic). It is for sale. Little Jo is studying the history of Queenscliff and Queenscliffe at school and of course she can tell you about the different spelling.
How good is the brickwork.
We then headed off to Barwon Heads.