Monday, July 23, 2012

Trip to the markets

Went to the markets last Thursday (Seniors Day - 10% discount in most shops). We had shopped at our local Woolworth's supermarket the day before but all the fresh produce was really very poor quality so I made the journey over to the Belconnen markets in Canberra.

I bought 2.5kg (5lb) of prawns (shrimp), two large snapper fillets which were carved off a whole fish for me in the shop and a dozen opened Clyde River Oysters - total $48AUS. I went to the butchers and bought a Pork loin roast, 6 lamb loin chops and 1kg (2lb) of topside mice for $24AUS. I bought 5 Kiwi fruit, 2 tangelos, 6 Imperial mandarins, 6 green bananas, three bunches of Bok Choy, 5 tomatoes, 3 carrots, 12 baby (Chat) potatoes, 6 washed new potatoes, a cauliflower, 2 pieces of broccoli and a loaf of wood-fire baked crusty Italian bread for $35AUS at the greengrocers.

I had lunch at the Chinese BBQ place - wonton soup with noodles and green vegetables. All up $120AUS for the morning's shopping and great quality produce - as 'fresh as'!

On the way home I took a few piccies of the changing road conditions from ACT roads to NSW roads,

Kingsford Smith Drive - 4 lane divided

Kingsford Smith Drive - 4 lane divided

Kingsford Smith Drive - 4 lane undivided - approaching
Kuringa Drive on the very outskirts of Canberra (Melba)

Kuringa Drive - 'bridge' is actually a chute from one paddock
to another to move mobs of sheep over the roadway

Barton Highway in Canberra, leaving the ACT - 4 lane divided

Barton Highway now in NSW - 2 lane undivided - one of our
highest traffic accident roads in NSW

Barton Highway NSW - you can see why it has a high accident rate -
we call this section "The Mad Mile"!

Scenery of to the right of "The Mad Mile" on the Barton Highway NSW

The external temperature reading on the Subaru's dash (very accurate) despite all the apparent sunshine was 1C (34F). On the journey in to the markets, at 10am, this paddock was still covered in frost and the temperature then was -2C!


LindaG said...

Sounds like Canberra is the place to shop!
Hope you all have a great week, John. ♥

JohnD said...

Linda, I find it a great place to shop - pity that its 120km round trip along a bad highway! LOL!