24th February to 2nd March
Our long drive today only took us 45 minutes from Lorne back to Torquay, where we set up camp at the Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park for the next 6 days. We had ventured back here for a planned surf skill training session with Mornington Life Saving Club, which in the end took place in Portsea. When someone happened to mention a quick ferry trip back to Portsea I put my foot down and refused to go back East any further, so we had our own Smith family training sessions at Torquay.
As per our normal routine at the moment, especially with some chillier weather, we did school work in the mornings and played in the afternoons. We went to the beach everyday and swam and surfed. We also rewarded ourselves with a trip to the outlets, quite well too!!!!!
Nik’s parents popped down for a visit and bought a nice spread for morning tea during the week, whilst my Mum came down and stayed at her friends house on the weekend. Rhonda and John had us all over for a beautiful roast pork on the Saturday night, with the girls staying over for a sleep over with Nanny, Rhonda and John. We also ventured to a trash and treasure market in Belmont where Nik picked up a pair of flippers for $2, Abby got a scooter for $7 and I picked up a few books for Jess to read for $2. Then as we promised Bec we went to Westfield in Geelong so Bec could spend her voucher that she earned at Lorne.
Overall it was a quiet, relaxing week, but by Monday we were ready to head off to our next destination on our Ozlap……………..