Saturday, 16 March 2013

Now we start the trip up the coast to meet the Princes Highway.  We pass Blairgowrie, which has United Fuel and a shopping centre. White Cliffs has Caltex and shops, Portsea, Rosebud, Rye Ocean Beach which is on the right side.  We head for Dromana.  Rye has shops and post office, Rye East, Capel Sound Foreshore, Rosebud, Rosebud West has a shopping village. Caravans parks are all along the way on the beach side. We pass Arthur's Seat, Droama Exit, Safety Beach Hastings.We find ourselves on M11 to go to Frankston.  Roll by Dunn Creek.  Here they have new young trees growing. Even a golf course.  Looks like we saw a dummy lying by the side of the road dressed in a shirt and long pants.  Along the way spy the sign"Cranborne".  and "Ski Express-Mt Buller".  Police had two cars puled over.  Mornington exit on the left.  Passed Devil Bend Creek.  It looks like a new road.  It has two lane highway both ways.  Proceeding further we saw "Dandenong", Loders Road, MorningtonTabb Road, Bungower Road exit on the left. GPS said "continue proposed freeway" Ermosa Road West.  Eastlink had a toll on it.  When we rang them up they waived it. We were on Thompson Road quite a bit.  Van Wyk Flowerson on the left.  Black
Angus cattle were in the paddocks. Silverdene Stud had horses. 2nd Exit Thompson Road had Red Rooster, Macdonalds and coffee time.  Cranborne had an Equine Hospital for horses on the right. Cranborne Waters had a shopping centre that opened on 6th February, 2013.  Merinda Park Station turn off was on the left.  We were so happy to see small crops growing before Berwick. Passed Hillcrest Farm, Beaconsfield Exit, BP with KFC and MacDonalds, Gum Scrub Creek, Cardina road on the left, Koo Wee Rup(Col's favourite name), Packenham, Healsville, Drouin, Warragul, Nar Nar Goon.  A place we came across called "A Great Day Out" had BBQ's,Weddings, Wildlife, etc. aand a Big Bird, don't you like it? We were on our way to a Rest Area where we had lunch.

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