Tuesday, 29 March 2011
March 26th Horsham to Albury
Kev’s iphone was still playing up so when he woke and checked the time, he thought he had hours to spare but it had not rolled over to Victorian time and subsequently they were later than planned. Vicki was to arrive at Albury at 1pm on the train from
. They finally left Horsham at 9.03am and arrived Albury 11.35. Maca’s good friends Bruce & Lisa with their 2 kids, Anthony Bulle, his Dad Bruce and father in law Allan were all there to meet us. Melbourne
Anthony had arranged hangarage for the Stinson and by chance it belonged to the Mobil area distributor, Andrew Heath. We had previously many dealings with and help from Andrew when Mobil were our sponsors but had never met. Kevin was delighted to finally meet and shake Andrew’s hand after many years. Meanwhile Maca sent Anthony to the train station to meet Vicki’s arrival from
. After settling the Stinson in the hangar it was decided that we would lunch at Anthony’s and then return to the airport to trace and repair the oil leak prior to the RAAF Pilgrimage. Melbourne Ant. spoilt us with barbequed kebabs and a salad with fresh bread rolls all served in the bbq area. The boys all headed back to the field whilst Vicki caught up with some sleep (hadn’t had more than 1 hour on the train since 6am the previous morning) and then went for a walk to stretch her bored legs from so many hours sitting on the plane and train.
About 6.30pm they arrived back after a successful fix of a blown gasket. We hurriedly set off to the local hotel where Bruce and Lisa were waiting for us. Unfortunately for us there was a swap meet on the next day after a tennis tournament that day and the pub was packed full and having trouble keeping up with the meal orders so we decided to get pizzas for the evening. We joined Lisa and Bruce at their home and enjoyed a great evening with good company.