I’d never heard of Frankston either and it’s just not touristy or anything. But I love places like that, totally out of the way, totally un-obvious and worth a look for an extra memory. It wasn’t really on the way out of Melbourne for me, but a wee bit south, on the east side of the city on a straight road down the edge of Melbourne Bay.
I had thought of getting a travel partner for the road trip leg of my journey back to Parramatta, and so posted on Gumtree (A popular Australian website) to see if anyone fancied joining me from Melbourne to Brisbane. There’s always some people that need a lift places in Australia, and only because of my short timing and the speed of my road trip (Brisbane from Tasmania in less than a week), then nobody was really up for it. But while posting on there, I noticed a lady from Melbourne planning a trip to South America.
I got in touch with her and we agreed we could maybe meet up in South America. But first I texted her to see if she was free in Melbourne when I was there. Luckily she was able to meet me that night. Her name was Leeanne, a seasoned traveller as well. Seemed a nice lady and she was based at Frankston.
The only photo I took on the way down is left there, a park dedicated to a shipwreck of the HMVS Cerberus. And then it was onwards to Frankston, where I could meet Lee-anne in a trendy bar called Davey’s later on.
A drink with local lady Leeanne before heading back to the car park for a wee sleep and a big road trip ahead the next day!
Where – Frankston City, south east of Melbourne
Pub – Davey’s Bar
Beer – Little Creatures Ale
Nationalities Met – Australian
Came from – Melbourne
Heading for – Leongatha