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My flight has landed, on Skybus and keen to get on my way to HSW. Love VA's Priority Boarding and Row 3. Hate baggage that wasn't tagged priority and was one of the last to come out. Missed a bus because of that. Might have a chat to Anthony back in BNE...
Thankyou to those who attended last night. A lovely cheap and cheerful dinner
A few notes for today:
Meet at 10:00am for the 10:30am departure.
The cruise meeting point is Berth 5, Southbank Promenade. It is downstairs at water level in front of the Southbank Plaza building. It is on the opposite side of the river to Flinders St station.
2:00pm Bus and RAAF Museuem The bus will depart around 2pm. We will confirm the exact location for those who are joining in Williamstown. You should all have my mobile number.
If you miss the ferry, it is still possible to join us in Williamstown from 11:30am by taking a train to Williamstown on the "Williamstown line".
5:00pm to 7:00pm / 8:00pm
A couple of locals have expressed concern that they don't really have enough time to go home and come back. My suggestion is that you buddy up with an "out-of-towner" and visit a hotel lounge.
Some of you have sent $80, rather than $100, which may be a honest mistake in adding up. I shall reach out to those people individually, but to be clear - the boat is $20, the bus and RAAF is $20, so therefore both are $40.
I am bringing a "quantity" of wine to the main dinner from the cellar at Châteaux penegeal. The wine is donated by myself and another AFFer for the enjoyment of all registered attendees (must be at least 18 years old).
I would ask that if you do consume some wine, that you make a contribution to the "Corkage Jar", so that I am personally not paying for hundreds of dollars of corkage (on top of the wine). I think this is a fair way to do things. If you feel that this is unfair, perhaps you shouldn't drink any of the wine.
BYO your own wine for $10 per bottle.
Full cash bar at the restaurant. Mezzo has a good range of quality beers, wines, spirits and aperitifs available at bar prices.
So, I checked my HSW reservation last night and it showed an upgrade from a Hilton Guest room to a Hilton Guest Room Plus.
Just had another look and it is now showing a further upgrade to a City View Guest Room.
Here's hoping a suite (any old suite) will become available before I check in .
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