Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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A picture showing the size of Australia relative to other countries

A quick flight down to Melbourne and to Australia's second city. Legend has it that at one point there was a dispute between Sydney and Melbourne about which city should be the capital to resolve the issue, ACT (Australian Capital Territory) was established as the capital territory of the Commonwealth of Australia. Melbourne is known for its restaurants and Cafes. I was surprised by the weather but locals told me it was typically changeable - very warm one day, cooler and raining the next.

I toured the city and also took a trip along "The Great Ocean Road". This road, set up as a project to provide work for troops returning from World War 1 was constructed along the southern Victoria coastline, heading from Melbourne, west towards Adelaide. The views are absolutely fabulous along this route, looking out over the Ocean. For some reason I found it a bit eerie looking south....out there somewhere was Tasmania but after that, next stop was Antarctica....certainly a reminder if one needed it that you are down under and a long way from home. Sites along the great ocean road included....twelve apostles, London bridge and Bells Beach - Australia's most famous surfing beach. Next onto Ireland for the Christmas festivities.

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A picture showing the size of Aust…
A picture showing the size of Aus…
Kite Surfing in Melbourne
Kite Surfing in Melbourne
St Kilda, just outside Melbourne
St Kilda, just outside Melbourne
Out for a few beers in St Kilda
Out for a few beers in St Kilda
Getting ready for Santa, in the mi…
Getting ready for Santa, in the m…
Street Trams in Melbourne
Street Trams in Melbourne
Bells Beach, Australias most famo…
Bells Beach, Australia's most fam…
Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Road
...constructed to withstand bush f…
...constructed to withstand bush …
Entrance to the Great Ocean Road
Entrance to the Great Ocean Road
Southern Victoria Coastline
Southern Victoria Coastline
Southern Victoria Coastline
Southern Victoria Coastline
Loch Ard Gorge
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge
London Bridge
Melbourne from Eureka Building (Ta…
Melbourne from Eureka Building (T…
The Yarra River Flowing through Me…
The Yarra River Flowing through M…
Melbourne
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