On the hunt for an Apple Store we drove to Charlestown discovering that the mall was open which delighted us no end. We managed to find the Apple Store and reserved an appointment for 1pm for Matts phone.
The mall itself is massive, never seen anything like it - so many stores, so after booking the appointment we decide to do some grocery shopping in Woolworths. On route, we discover
the most garish suit we've ever seen, yep, of course Matt wants it - see above pic, no Jamie you can't have one and neither can he ;)
We also discover a cheap store where we manage to buy flip-flops aka thongs, don't get that wrong, bargain at two dollars each- of course the highest quality ;) Blisters here we come!
We head back to the Apple Store for Matts' phones' doctor's appointment. Well, Matt was really fortunate to get a nice guy who felt sorry for him and seemed to relate to the whole travelling thing and how important a phone which becomes a camera and satnav over a call taking device, would be to Matt. The guy discovered that genuinely he couldn't get a free replacement as Matt was outside the UK so he shared the option of a $100 repair - Matt and I took some time to discuss and agreed it was better to fork out $100 than the cost of £100 back in the UK. Despite all of this, Matts' "Oliver face" had a better impact than we realised and when he returned to the Apple Store to confirm our decision the guy just swapped his old one for a new one for free - happy days' - love Australia!! #empathy
We move on to find a campsite near Richmond which is on route to the Blue Mountains, it's a free site with an RSL club. We rang up in advance and the lady at the desk decided we did not meet the requirements and our camper wasn't self-sufficient enough in line with requirements, so Matthew decided to go and have a discussion with her in person, few minutes later he strolled out victorious donning a Richmond RSL membership card and a campsite reserved- Jacq was in stitches. Not only do we get to park we are now non-complaint members - couldn't write this stuff!
The campsite itself was practically full and had lots of motor homes, we sort of understood how we could perhaps differ and stuck out like a sore thumb, but, we parked up regardless. Dinner was cooked and we were delighted to find quite decent shower facilities on site - we can stay here for up to 70 hours at the cost of a five dollar membership card as a one off payment - no brainer!