I was so far behind with commenting (5 weeks) that I almost gave up, but I'm getting there slowly. I'm having trouble scheduling posts with working out the time differences, it has probably all gone wrong by now.
We're in Australia for the summer, having left the pets with a variety of house sitters, friends and neighbours. The first two weeks we're visiting Melbourne and The Whitsunday Islands then 2 and a bit weeks with our 31 year old son in and around Sydney.
We had two Sunday for the purpose of Project365, otherwise I'd be out a photo which is really weird, they all match up but I'm still struggling to make sense of what day it was when we arrived.
205 Sunday We started our journey from Heathrow at 11am and after 13 hours in the air we arrived in Kuala Lumpur having lost 7 hours. Leaving 2 hours later we arrived in Melbourne and lost a further 2 hours and 2 seasons as it is winter here in Australia. We got to our hotel after 26 hours of travel at 9pm on the Monday evening. Body clocks 11am Monday morning.
206 Sunday and Monday Hardly slept, body clock not playing ball, awake at 5am and and by 6am we were walking around the dockland area before finding a coffee shop. We went back to the hotel and slept till 11am, then we walked into Melbourne, exploring the shops, the Yarra riverside, had lunch, more coffee and back to the hotel by 6pm.
This photo was taken at 11am Kuala Lumper time, 1pm in Australia but 2am UK time, so I think I missed a photo for Sunday. Yet after a nights sleep we still had a Monday.
207 Tuesday Awake by 4am, out for coffee by 6am after a stroll around the dockland, back to hotel and slept from 8-11am. Then off into Melbourne, we walked 11 miles taking in the Yarra, the street art graffiti and the MCG, home of test cricket. We explored open spaces, enjoyed street food and were back in the hotel by 8pm with beer and snacks.
208 Wednesday Awake at 2am, we read and watched TV, back to sleep around 4am, then forced ourselves out for coffee and breakfast. Walked into the City for lunch, then back to the hotel to wrap up for the light festival at the botanical gardens.
Sent this photo to our grandchild in the UK, to show them, we're upside down.
209 Thursday Early check out, car hire collected from airport and we drove to Philip Island for the night. We stopped at the Koala Conservation where we spent a couple of hours, checked in at our hotel, then drove to see the Penguin Parade. The penguins come into roost around sunset and we sat on platforms n the beach to watch thousands of them quite literally swept in with the tide. We had our first full nights sleep on local time.
210 Friday A leisurely morning then hit the road to drive to St Kilda for lunch then on into Colac for the night. We bought salad and snacks from the local supermarket, watched TV and were asleep by 9pm.
211 Saturday Awake around 8am, no rush to leave the motel. Drove to The Twelve Disciples then onto to Cape Otway to look for Whales. There were plenty of stops for coffee, cake and lunch on our way to Lorne for the night.
On the blog this week:
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