So drove back to Frankston with Mary and Baratt after the concert. They have a lovely house (pool, sauana!) and are not too far from the centre where all the shops etc are. The first day I spent with them consisted mainly of eating and shopping, meeting with their oldest son Jonathan in the evening for dinner, as it was too windy during the day to do anything else!
The day after that the weather improved enough for me to spend the day in a shopping mall! Went to see the Tropic Thunder movie and brought a few bits and pieces that i probably don't need and cannot fit into my bag-at least i like to challenge myself occasionally! In the evening mary and I went to visit a local animal sancutary in Pearcvile; the Moonlight Sanctuary-so called becuase they do tours at nighttime-when most of the marsupials are at thier liveliest. Saw my beloved kangas again, as well as possums, owls, frogmouth birds, wallabies (small kangas), biltongs and gliders (looks like a squirel). It was nice to see them in a natural (ish) environment and to know that the owner was doing something to conserve some of his countries wildlife...they had one of only 8 remaining pairs of one type of glider left in the world-hoping to start breeding them up very soon.
The last day we did more touristy stuf. Picked up Marys sons dog, Bella; a 2 year old lab, and took her to Point Leo...a lovely beach on the Ocean side of Philip Bay. After that went up to Arthurs Seat-a lookout point over Port Philip Bay, then down to Dromana, where we did a bit more beach and ice-cream, and Bella got to swim in the sea. It was a lovely sunny day, perfect until Bela soaked us trying to dry herself off-nothing worse than wet dog-yuck! Last stop was Mornington Peninsula, where we got a clear view of the Melbourne skyline-pretty nice. Met Jon and William (Marys sons) and thier partners for dinner in the evening. I've really had a great time here-and have felt so at home, will be sorry to leave.