We’ve been planning to drive to Sale to make a pilgrimage at St Mary’s Cathedral in keeping with the extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.
So we pushed the button last Saturday when temperature was around 42 C. With all 6 kids. For a 2-hour drive.
We need to have some sacrifices. Come on.
We prayed our rosary before an extremely beautiful image of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.
The Cathedral was sadly empty. I think because of the heat wave.
The children were not exactly at their best behaviour but I think Our Lady didn’t mind. They felt very much at home.
They all wrote notes to her and my favorite was Luis’.
We drove around town and managed to get nice coffee at Redd Catt along Raymond St.
But Pastry and Pieces, bakeshop along the same street, was a pleasant surprise. It’s cakes were surprisingly above average . I bought a caramel slice and chocolate mud cake cupcake. I was not disappointed neither were my babyccinos. No wonder the girl at the Information Center recommended it.
We stopped by Lake Guthrie. It was so serene. Well, until we came along.
Forster St was full of historical places and buildings. I wanted to check out the Botanical Garden but the heat was too inhibiting.
Anyway, we will definitely come back. Sale is too rich, a single visit won’t suffice. I also enjoyed driving through a 110 kmph freeway.