After Phillip Island we decided we needed to be closer to Melbourne to see our friends, Dave and Kirsty, as well as be closer to the ferry terminal. Wikicamps came to the rescue again and we booked a caravan park just a few kms from Dave and Kirsty. This caravan park turned out to be a little gem and we settled in for 4 nights. In the evening we visited Dave and Kirsty for a scrumtious dinner and a lovely evening chatting and catching up on the years since we had last seen eachother.
The next day we went looking for a shopping centre where we could have our hair cut. The first centre we found we had coffee and yummy cake before looking for a hairdresser - none were found. Off to the next centre we went but this time "Betty", our GPS, took us on a tour of the area before we switched to "Betty Mk II" who managed to get us to our destination. Well the haircut was OK for me but Vlasta was not happy with hers.
In the morning Dave and Kirsty picked us up and we went for brunch on the bay not far from their home. We spent the rest of the day doing a few things around the caravan and relaxing.
The new day brought some grey skies but this did not stop us heading off to Mount Dandenong where there is a lookout to Melbourne and a cafe. We could just make out the city in the distance after which we had a coffee before heading down the mountain to walk in the Ferntree Gully forest. We saw some lovely old fern trees and an echidna just before we returned to the carpark. We had to get going as we had arranged to catch up with Dave, Kirsty, Odelia (their daughter) and her partner Brendan for curry at their favourite Indian Restaurant.
|Breakfast with Dave and Kirsty|
|Superb Fairy Wren|
|Dandenong tree ferns|
|Echidna back legs face backwards|