Overnight: Caratel caravan park
Weather: fine sunny 26 degrees
While stopped at traffic lights on President Avenue Caringbah, Margaret had her window down to adjust the van mirror. Out of nowhere Thorby pops out of the traffic pulls alongside and passed her a coil of stainless steel wire. Gave us both a shock, Thorby spotted us in the traffic and decided to deliver a cable he had made up to secure our b-b-q, tables and chairs etc. while away from our van.
The drive to Canberra was uneventful. We stopped at the service centre on the freeway at Goulburn for a forgettable coffee. I regret not driving into Goulburn and having a decent coffee at the historic Parthenon milk bar.
Not the best campsite at the Caratel caravan park, a slope on stony ground with 2 chocks under a wheel to get the van level. But the park is huge with plenty of grass if you wanted to camp without power.
We set off to the National Art Gallery to see the Toulouse Lautrec exhibition. Amazing drawings, with just a few lines he was right into the character of his subjects, the prostitutes, actors and dancers of the Paris underworld of the 1890’s. Apart from the wonderful paintings, his printed posters, lithographs printed from images painted directly onto stone were impressive. It was an art form I learnt at art school. Thanks Alan for giving us the heads up to buy untimed tickets from the information centre
Neil and Robyn arrived late in the day and we had a few wines and dinner with them.