Today is my own day out. Planned for a day at the fruit farm. Took a bus out to Sorrell Fruit Farm.
When I boarded the bus, I told the driver (an ah pek) that I'm going to the fruit farm, and that he can alert me when the bus reaches the designated bus stop.
Sat on the bus for almost an hour, then realized something was wrong. According to the direction found online, it should only take 40min! Went up to the ah pek, and asked about the fruit farm. He said "oh yes! The fruit farm!"
I knew he had forgotten!!
As the bus route is a loop service, he said he will let me know on the return route...Argghh.. I should have bugged him earlier. So now I'm taking 1.5 hour to my destination.
Ahhhhhh.. Never mind. At the bright side of things, I saw other stuff along the way. Like the neighborhood with houses facing the sea... Thts sooooo nice!! Australians are just lucky people!
Reached Sorell Fruit Farm, got to pay A$12.50 for a punnet to pick the fruits. Fruits in season now are strawberries, cherries, raspberries, peaches!
Went to get some strawberries first. Plucked and ate it on the spot! Juicy and fresh! Next proceed to the raspberries. Saw some red currants too. I ate some... But they are sourish.. Didn't bother to put those in the punnet.
Went to cherries side. Cherries grow in trees! Sorry, I'm just sua ku! Hahaha!
I stayed at the corner for nearly an hour. Picking and eating, eating and picking. Have you got so full from eating cherries? Hahaha!!
Sat down to have some bites. Got carrot soup, cos was craving so much for soup. It costs A$10!! Ahhhhhh!!
Read a book, drinking soup, eating bread. (the service was bad, the people there somehow treated me invisibly the whole time I was sitting there. Arggg! I ever considered not to get any food if they don't come and ask me.)
At 3pm, I was nervous. Cos I was afraid that the bus ah pek forget about me! The bus doesn't usually come by the farm, so it took a detour when came. (apparently this detour can be arranged). I was praying hard the ah pek will remember me to come pick ms up!!
Yes, he did! Back at hotel, dunno why so tired. Dozed away...
Now chatting with a Hawaiian old lady at the lounge. She is so adventurous! Travelling alone at her age! If I could be like her at her age...