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With the late afternoon flight we had the morning to explore Adelaide some more. Cathy and Mike went to the beach at Glenelg and stopped at Central Markets on their return. Tony and I went to Central markets for coffee and then to the Art Gallery. We arrived there at 11:00 just in time for the free guided tour. One other lady joined the tour and that was it. Free entry, free tour free guide for 3 people, and an ...
... 8217;s need for profit. I’ve heard much of this before, but only in dribs and drabs. Lauri put it all together. De Beers’ methods would no doubt be illegal if they were operating in the U.S. Another reason to love the old “Trust Buster”, Teddy Roosevelt.
On to Melbourne. We docked about noon, and left the next day at 6 pm. We rode the light rail train, only a short walk from our docking point, ...
... one cake (but only one-darn!). There were so many to choose from, where to even begin? Martin had a little tart, Amanda went with the chocolate carmel cake that was second on my list, Brenda chose chocolate mud cake, I did a chocolate hazelnut Nutella slice and Freddy had some kind of creamy pudding. We sat outside and it was just lovely.
It was closing in on 9:00pm and Freddy was noticing the sky might be changing to rain, so it was time to be on our way. We discovered that ...
... We walked around downtown and saw Melbourne Central. They built the train/bus/tram station and a huge mall around this old Shot Tower where they used to make lead pellets. It's got a huge glass dome which looks pretty cool. We went through Chinatown (Happy Chinese New Year!) and down to Federation Square and across the river to some of the parks there. We wandered past the various sports stadiums where they play the Australian Open (just a few weeks ...
... s team play a practice game against the Queensland U20 team, who had just arrived in town ahead of next week's U20 national championships. Our daughter Allison plays in the Diamond Valley team, which our son in law Simon coaches.
We hope you've enjoyed reading about this adventure and now it's time to plan our next one, maybe overseas . . . . . Tasmania. Stay tuned for details . . .