Day in Melbourne

I came here several times a few years back, but had forgotten what a nice city it really is.  River down the middle, lots of trees, friendly people, and loads of places to eat.

We strolled out today, had a bite to eat in a cute restaurant that was sort of in an alleyway, did some shopping, drinks by the river – nice easy and gentle stuff.  Found some places we will likely try for dinner tonight (our final night in Australia). Not decided on what we will do tomorrow yet, but may do that in the morning.

Betsy found the ATM machine 😌😌😌

We were both reflecting on the fact we have been gone four weeks today. It’s amazing.  So we are half way through. We are still married, which is a good sign. 😇

New Zealand awaits us late tomorrow evening. We are looking forward to it, and tomorrow concludes 13 days in Australia for us.  We sometimes sit down and talk about what we did in Dubai and India etc., just to make sure we don’t forget !! We’ve enjoyed Australia 🇦🇺

And off to Melbourne

Checked out of the hotel in Sydney, and headed for the airport.  ✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️

We took a Virgin Australia flight from Sydney to Melbourne.  My first time on Virgin Australia, and I liked it.  Flight is only 1hr 10/15mins, but it was pretty decent.  Weather was great on arrival 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 and we went to our hotel – Crown Towers right next to the river in Melbourne.

No major plans at this stage, so we will see what happens.

Bondi Beach

Ok, so the weather finally gave in today and changed.  But to be honest, I was still in shorts and T-shirt, so it’s not like it was freezing or anything, and we were probably due one ‘bad’ day right ? ‘Bad’ is relative though, and it’s been dry most of the day.

Had a fun day, took a car out to Bondi Beach, but went through some interesting suburbs of Sydney.  Got a chance to see more of the place which was great. We enjoyed it.

Had a bite to eat down there, drinks served by a girl from Manchester England (of course), walked a bit, took a few photos, then headed back. It was windy, but of course some of the hardy Australians were still out on the beach and trying to surf.

Beach was quiet 😌