TITLE: A Day at the Docks.
IN SHORT: After dropping by Garden City to pick up a few things I met up with a friend from school days, one I’d not seen for 12 years! We spent the day catching up in Fremantle; first stop, fish and chips on the docks, closely followed an ice-cream and a wander along the boardwalk. Once we’d devoured our ice-creams we walked through the park and the streets of the heritage precinct – conveniently ending up sat at the front terrace of the Monk Brewery for a beer.
Later he dropped me off at the South Fremantle Football Oval where I caught up with another cousin at the Docker’s headquarters; Dad had come to the same oval some years back to watch him train. It was great to be somewhere I knew he’d been before and wonderful to share the memory with someone who could recall it. I got picked up just before 5, and then it was home for dinner and a reasonably early night.
TIP: Pick a town, be a tourist and smile ’til your face hurts.
TRACK: (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding