Day 53: As the sun sets over the Aldi

Monday 13th May, 2019

Wending our way home tonight we shopped for some basics at the Aldi store across the road.

We started the day by calling in at a pharmacy to have scripts filled and get small things. Then we went to visit the Winnie to pick up some more stuff. Our repairer is still waiting on call backs to complete the quotation. Which means the insurance assessor cannot get on with the assessment and approval of the quote. It seems worthwhile to settle in more where we are.

Our last goal with having the hire car was to visit the Chinese Memorial Garden. We went around and around using a map and Google Maps – the Garden was only 5 kms away, but we couldn’t find any signage and Google Maps was just wrong. Eventually we got there and it is well worth the trouble.

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We went home for lunch and a rest. The car had to be returned at 4.00 p.m. and we allowed a little extra time to go to the Tourist Bureau to find out about buses to other towns and locations. If we have to stay here a few days longer we wanted to know if it was feasible to explore further afield without a car. There is no train service in Young and the bus services aren’t that great. The local community have set up their own transport system, something for us to consider. It isn’t cheap.

We visited the other town bakery/cafe and found it is quite nice with friendly owners. We encountered the couple running the cafe again when we were in the Aldi store.

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We are in for very cold nights (-1 to 3) followed by sunny days with temperatures between 18 to 20, sunny and dry. Ideal for getting around on foot. We have an IGA and a Woolworths in town as well as the Aldi, but it is worthwhile to come to grips with Aldi as it is just across the road, and it is much easier to carry our shopping home from there than down in the town.

We enjoyed visiting the Winnie even though we still don’t know when it will be ready.