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St Kilda Beach

The giant clown entrance to Luna Park puts you back to an earlier hit-by-the-depression Asbury Park-like time. It's an oddly frightening way to welcome you to an amusement park. It's a small park, with the trusty old wooden rollercoaster and traditional amusement park smell.

St. Kilda; Melbourne's seaside town with a thin strip of sand, salt water baths, and cafe lined sidewalks, just a mere 15 minutes tram ride away from the bustling town. I've been all about the trams...although I've only been on 4 of the many.

Armed with my finally-found Neutrogena sunscreen (quite expensive down here. I bought it in NZ for $25...where it would be $9.95 back home. But the NZ dollar isn't worth as much, so prices are higher. I suppose it evens out because their minimum wage is $12.

it's like asbury park down under
50 versus our $7.25).

St. Kilda beach is pretty calm...no California Pacific style waves, but it's a nice easy getaway from the city. Being my last night in town I get to go out for dinner! My rule on spending money on food (other than at the grocery store) is I get to eat out on my last night in whatever city I'm in, as well as the mornings I travel I get to buy breakfast at the airport/bus station. I've passed by what apparantly has been awarded Melbourne's best fish and chips so opted for that as my last supper. The usual greasy fish...but it was quite delicious. You can actually taste fish through the frying. What made it different (and tastier) was the sauce they had with it. It wasn't the usual tarter sauce, it was something fabulously better... worthy of fry-dipping as well once the fish was gone.

I haven't had meat other than fish in a while... A life of seafood is something I could get used to! And it's so readily available here...which also means the prices can be pretty reasonable (unless you go to an uber-fancy place to begin with).

With reference to the title...lets talk about the right turn for a moment. Jersey is weird about it's left turns, but since they already drive on the left here, they get to be finicky about turning right. Well, what you do is, you pull into the intersection via the far LEFT lane, with your signal on, you sort of move a little out of the flow of traffic and wait for your light to turn red. Once the traffic has stopped, you then haul ass through the intersection to make your turn. They have weird crocked arrow signs signaling the turns. Makes Jersey seem not all that complicated!

Up early tomorrow and on to the bus at 8:30a only to get to Canberra at 5p...long bus day with a brief 20 minute stop in Yass. Time to go pack!

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St Kilda Beach
St Kilda Beach
its like asbury park down under
it's like asbury park down under
bath houses are big out here...but…
bath houses are big out here...bu…
just a tad bit creapy no?
just a tad bit creapy no?
looking back at melbourne
looking back at melbourne
very creapy and HUGE jellies float…
very creapy and HUGE jellies floa…
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