Late cab. Rain Delay. Electronic Travel Authority Visa. LAX. Quantas Airline terminal agent. LAX Security. Terminal 101. A long run. A very long flight.
Those 9 little things caused the first 24 hours of our Australian adventure to be the most stressful beginnings of a trip I’ve ever experienced.
I’m not going into details because I don’t want to relive it but, rest assured, it was hectic.
So we made it to Melbourne. We took the tram down to our place in St. Kilda. Not much of a view but 2 blocks from some of the most amazing beaches I’ve ever seen. I kept having to pinch myself. I’m standing on a beach in F’in Australia! What a feeling.
We were jet lagged like a sumbitch. We decided to have some food and head back to the casa. I didn’t want to sleep but the Sandman caught hold and took us under.
The next day was a little better. We found a place that rented bikes and took off down the beach. I have tons of video footage I’m putting together for a nice little montage. Hopefully it’ll be as cool as the actual ride!
So 3 hours later, it’s 85 degrees and HOT. Sandi is still wearing her jeans. I’d been trying to convince her that it would be much cooler if she wasn’t biking around in a thick layer of cotton. She obliged and we went to change into our swimsuits. It was quitting time for the locals and they all headed to the water. Who were we to do any different.
I waded out to the first sand bar and froze my, um, toes off. Yeah, toes. (got video of that also). It was the perfect way to cool down after a six mile ride.
After our ride we headed back to get cleaned up and eat. On the way we saw this:
Australia does it good!
So we ate at a little tapas bar on Acland St. and then headed towards the world famous bakeries.
We decided on the Hazlenut Chocolate and Chocolate Triangle cakes and a couple of cakes for breakfast.
Wine & dessert at the room and we were set.
Well, as much as I’d like to write some more, I have shit to do. I’m in Australia after all.
Stay tuned for more!
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