The Ol Duke
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Simple day. A walk around the lake at Albert Lake. School at a park bench in the warm breeze. A few hours on the beach and the day was a wrap. We did start to sort out NZ which is only a few weeks away. Caleb did come up with the oddest line of the day... While out walking Christine must have said ...
... crashing below. Nice way to start the day. Many people walked, ran and took their pooches for a walk here. Steps down to the beach where apparently a certain type of shark likes to hang out were present also. We ended at Split Lighthouse which is a great site. I still think 'working'a lighthouse must have been a great job. A plaque here told us how the keeper used to put a hole in the black paint of the lantern and place it so he could sit at the pub but ensure the lighthouse ...
We woke up, had breakfast and just as we were having our coffee Paul arrived to take Tony and I to the City of Melbourne. Lynn stayed home as she was feeling sick. We enjoyed walking along Spencer street and had a nice coffee on an outdoor patio overlooking the Yarra River. We drove to St. Kilda Beach but couldn't get too close as the next day was the Grand Prix and ...
... which she was less than impressed with. B ordered a bircher bowl which was super impressed with. It had all sorts of goodies mixed through and on top - an amazing way to start the day!
After breakfast we drove to Broadmeadows and checked our mail, before driving on to Craigieburn, which is where G spends a lot of time for work. B was interested to see where G works, as well as seeing what the real suburbs of Melbourne are like (the area we're in is ...
... Christmas movie playing. In fact, it was difficult to find any Christmas movies playing on TV at all. But the season did bring some unique joy of it's own, we had wonderful weather, great days at the beach and 2 weeks off of work! Most businesses shut down for the holidays, something we would love to bring back with us :) It also meant the start of the summer for school aged kids which meant everything was booked up and prices went up. We choose to ...