Travel blogs require flowery words and grand descriptions of places traveled. I have no such pretensions. Any writing skill in me has atrophied and left me after multiple years of terse and sometimes efficient writing for business email. As you read my future work on this blog, please feel free to submit improved sentences in the comments.
At the end of the year, maybe I’ll be a better writer.
I made a video if you’re keen on such a thing. It’s fun.
Here are some photos from our time in Melb’n.
Behind us you can see a handful of the boats that the rich portion of the 4.4 million Melburnians in this fine city.
These are blue crabs. For reals. #nofilter
“When you have found the shrubbery, then you must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest … with a [bread loaf]”
Katy and Amy are in front of some semi-nude mermaids, and the little boy coming out of Amy’s head is totally distracted. At Tokar Estates.
Here we are at the oldest winery in Yarra Valley: Yerin Station. The original buildings here were constructed in 1859.
Above: Can’t-miss Melbourne includes the Queen Victoria Market, which is gimondo and has cheap chocolate, cheese and bread… perfect for a day trip to wine country.
That’s the backside of the Abbottsford Convent. It is used as an arts and cultural center now, but it is old. http://abbotsfordconvent.com.au/
The server told Michael that the beer “looks a bit dodgy,” but I assure you, that’s the way the brewer intended it.
Selfie from the Swan Street Bridge with Melbourne behind us, just like so many before us.
You can eat and/or drink at the convent. Pictured: Amy and Katy with sangria.
This is a great demonstration of the GoPro’s wide angle lens. I don’t remember what this monument was, but it is at the convent as well.
Above: a few more photos. If you click them, they’ll get bigger, and you can read clever and enlightening captions.