Samstag, 21. Februar 2009

Greetings from Melbourne

We've been here in Melbourne a week and I am having a great time. It is a bit hot for my taste, about 30 degrees Celsius every day, but luckily our nice hotel does have air conditioning.

The main subject that everyone talks about are of course the bushfires near here, which are the worst that Australia ever had. Luckily we have not been anywhere near there.

Besides seeing many of the sights Melbourne has to offer, we've already taken two daytrips into the surrounding areas.

One to the Grampian Mountains. The hiking there was very strenuous and the flies a real pest, but it is a beautiful place.

Another trip was to the Dandenong Ranges. There we travelled through the bush via an old steam train called "Puffing Billy". Lots of fun!!

Today we will be spending in the little town of St Kilda. It is supposed to have a lovely beach. That will give us a chance to relax a bit. Monday we are leaving to travel the Great Ocean Road.

Of course we also met the Melbourne Knitters. They were a nice and welcoming group of people and we had a good time knitting and chatting.

Unfortunately I have not yet been able to upload any of the photos that we took, so there is no shot of me in my 'lovely' sun hat. ;) Maybe next time!!

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