Yesterday was a red letter day as I sent back the white wheelchair …… my trusty showering vehicle. Those days are finished. I can now have a shower under my own steam. This morning, Saturday 28 March, when I got up my leg was very stiff and actually quite painful. Very swollen. Possibly did a little bit too much yesterday. I walked down to Manly and back this morning, then had a cup of coffee with my son-in-law, Bergin. A magnificent autumn morning – offshore wind blowing sparkling sunshine, small swell. Walking was quite easy and I carried the crutches half of the way. In the afternoon, Alan Bolton drove me down to the storage unit in Brookvale to retrieve my bike and we set it up on the back veranda. I was terribly nervous getting on. Frightened I’d fall or twist something. Finally managed under Bolto’s expert direction but couldn’t bend my right knee enough to push the pedals around. Very good of Bolto to come over. Showed how much getting expert help is vital. Just before he arrived I went out to vote in state elections at Queenscliff Surf Club. Walked all the way down to Manly again. Stopped at Hemingway’s coffee shop and then walked back. So that’s two walks down to Manly today. My leg is swollen and sore this evening.