Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Nov 26, 2015 - Melbourne

I was looking forward to a sleep-in after my late night but was woken before 6:00am by a very excited little cat jumping all over me from one window to another. He kept poking his head through the venetians & I finally found there was a little rabbit on the road outside. Alexander didn’t know what it was but he definitely knew it was different. Finally the rabbit went home & we settled down for a bit longer. Still more cleaning up after last night’s storm & then it was time to go to Sue’s for lunch which, as always, consisted of good food,...

Jump to full entry

Nov 25, 2015 - Melbourne

I spent the whole morning researching on the Internet pet-friendly caravan parks available over the Christmas & school holiday period & just when I needed to quit to have lunch & get ready to go to cousin Maureen’s, my next-door neighbours in the caravan park asked me to drive them to pick up their car which was in Bundoora. I had to help them out but it took nearly an hour & made me incredibly late to Maureen’s because of course, I then got stuck in the horrible Melbourne traffic. I called her & she was very understanding but it meant we...

Jump to full entry

Nov 25, 2015 - Mornington Peninsula

We have been exploring the Mornington Peninsula. Nepean Point is at the very end and we had a day finding out about the Quarantine Station there (400 Kosovars were held as refugees there in the 90s) and Nepean Fort where the first shot from the Commonwealth was fired in WW1- Izzy is writing a story about it. The Australians are very good at making these places special with lots of information displays and even audio reinactments which can be quite scary as they start suddenly in remote areas! The photo of the NP shows the narrowest point on...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Our Year Out

Nov 24, 2015 - Melbourne

Caught the bus which stops right outside the caravan park into the City. It goes along the Eastern Freeway & only takes about 50 minutes which is quite good & gives me an opportunity to look at stuff instead of concentrating on traffic all the time. I walked around the City for a while, looked at the 60th Anniversary Myer Christmas windows, then caught the tram to the Casino. I didn’t stay long because I lost all my money so I had lunch then walked along the riverfront because it was such a beautiful day. It was very clear so I went up to...

Jump to full entry

Nov 23, 2015 - Melbourne

Did some planning for the next couple of weeks then saw the movie “The Dressmaker” at Doncaster Shoppingtown. Met Derek & Kim at David’s Master’s baseball game at 6:30. They played until it got dark about 8:00 then we had a drink & pizza after the game.

Jump to full entry

Nov 22, 2015 - Melbourne

A bit more settling in then to Derek’s baseball game at 1:00. The caravan park is very conveniently across the road from the baseball field & it was fortunate that Derek's team was playing at home. David was busy coaching but Kim turned up & we chatted through the game which Doncaster lost quite convincingly.

Jump to full entry

Nov 21, 2015 - St Kilda

After returning the campervan (probably in a better condition than we found it after Phill's tinkering!) we picked up the car and headed for St Kilda. Melbourne looks great and we are looking forward to exploring more next week. St Kilda was very swish with cafes, patisseries and plenty of people watching. Luna Park was a hit with the 100 year old roller coaster particularly fun. We drove back along the coast road to Mt Martha with the sea on one side and the most amazing houses on the other. It looks like foodie heaven here with wineries,...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Our Year Out

Nov 21, 2015 - We're home

We spent our last day in the USA at Disneyland, the happiest place on earth. Unlike all the other days which were rushed we got to take it easy and wander around taking it all in. We still managed one last ride on Splash Mountain (our 5th) and meet some more characters. Gabi loves Fast Pass and thinks we should have fast pass for all things in life where you can get a ticket to something and come back later and not have to queue. As we were leaving the hotel to go to the airport there was in last surprise. We had a limo!!! It was so...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Linton's USA Trip

Nov 19, 2015 - Melbourne

In Melbourne at last. We are in Mount Martha where Jonnie and Lisa have a very cool house. In fact we haven't left it yet as the kids refused to go near the campervan after so much driving. We have relaxed and played games all day and then had a great evening with the Meggitts. Off to explore inland in the camper tomorrow and Saturday -Jonnie and Lisa are coming too- hope they can cope with Bruce.

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Our Year Out

Nov 18, 2015 - A Whirl around Melbourne

One day is not near enough to see this wonderful city. There were so many options and so little time, I might have to make the Australian Open a bucket list item so I can see and enjoy more of the parks, the Yarra River and the arts and entertainment that seemed to be abundant. We started our tour in Federation Square, proceeded past the Eureka Tower with the ubiquitous “cube” for standing 80+ stories up with only plexiglass around you, headed for the Melbourne Star Eye (like in London, Las Vegas or Seattle), on to Queen Victoria Market...

Jump to full entry

Oct 18, 2015 - Mel is Re-Bourne

Arrival to Melbourne was like a return to another time & place after Tasmania; the later so rural step-back-in-time-ness & relaxed full of nature, the former of urban now-ness & energy of motion. Both add their own value to life. Visited the Victoria Parliament Building which was constructed (at least the 1st stage) in a gold-fueled rush; 1851 gold rush. Replete with lavish gold gilt, it seemed, everywhere. The guided tour was very well conducted, though it seemed I asked too many questions, and so was asked a few times whether I was a spy...

Jump to full entry

Sep 29, 2015 - Mel is born

After our tranquil week's stay in Bermagui and a relaxing 8 hour bus/train journey the hustle bustle of Melbourne was a bit of a culture shock. Crowded terminals and sidewalks of multiple culture people in a hurry, heads down to their 'whatever'-pads. I figured I wasn't in Kansas anymore, Toto. But - in short order the vibrant multiplicity of the city turns you on. Energy, youth (the University sector), movement, variety, LIFE. We stayed in the central city district and with the free tram system in that area, moving around was easy,...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  ... 89  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com