27.09.2008 - 05.10.2008
Quite behind on the old blogging.......
The remainder of my time in Sydney was spent on the beach, wandering the many waterfronts, one day on the beach the southerly wind picked up (so the crazy man in the beach shack was shouting) and we were all treated to an all over sand exfoliation, really very nice! Saw a pretty cool graveyard on the edge of a cliff which seemed a bizarre place to have one as presumably they would have none for years that cliffs erode and salt water would disintegrate the stones, incipiently even stones not so old were falling apart.
I have decided Australians do have culture, its just not as Europeans see it, it is not an old culture its a modern culture, even the Ancient Greek's culture was modern at one time.
Took the red eye to Melbourne to spend a few days there with my old PB pal Lucinda, she has a beautiful house in the Hawkesburn Village area, wonderfully sunny when I arrived and after going the entire way round the tourist tram (which is like a rattle shaker!) I realised I was in fact completely on the wrong tram and in fact just needed a train.....anyway, got where I needed to be in the end.
On Friday I woke up after a wonderful nights sleep to gorgeous sunshine, popped on my shorts and t-shirt and skipped out of the house down to the train station......wondered the centre of Melbourne and took another tram to Fitzroy which is when the rain started......boo. Ambled on down to St Kilda's (which is a beach area) in the bleedin freezing cold rain just my thongs on my feet (aussie word for flip flops!) so wasn't the best time to see the beach.
In the evening we went out with Lucinda's friends, learnt all about Australian country life, apparently if a snake is in your garden in the outback you either put on gumboots and take a shovel to it or shoot it 50 times and one of the bullets will get the blighter!)
On the Saturday we went to Healesville sanctuary so I could see koala's. Taz devil with baby, kangaroos, dingoes etc, all awesome, I liked it.
In the evening we watched Summer Heights High which is an Australian comedian to sketches of a teacher, school girl and boy, it is soooo funny, if it comes on TV in England then watch it.
Final and best day in Australia.......we went to Pin Oak Court aka RAMSEY STREET! I was sooooo excited, it was amazing, I fell life is now complete, it actually looks the same but smaller, its amazing!
Random.....bumped into another Powder Byrner Meg at Melbourne airport, weird!
Spent evening back in Sydney with my friend Eli whom I also worked with in Powder Byrne, 3 in one day, I tell you we get everywhere!