Wednesday January 2006
11 January 2006 Melbourne and Geelong Peninsula
Wonderful breakfast on the airplane. It was a quiche kind of thing.
Getting through customs took an hour and my luggage still hadn't come
through. Eventually I had everything and saw Barrie and Joy and at the
It was raining when we left the airport and we went to the Melbourne Museum which was great.
It gave an overview to the flora and fauna and indigenous peoples. There was a wlk though rainforest
with real animals in it. We had coffee and then went to the Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens.
By then the weather had turned very nice.
Morton Bay Fig Tree
We took a leisurely ride back to their home. First we passed by Geelong Grammar School which is a
famous private school that Prince Charles had attended (different campus, however).
Geelong has lots of industry as well as the home of Deakin University with its remodeled wool
warehouses used as campus buildings.
The peninsula has lots of vineyards and is quite pretty. We arrived at their home and after a
glass of Margaret River Chardonnay headed out to visit two of Joy's computer clients,
one whose printer wouldn't work and the other whose computer seems to have a virus.
Joy whipped up a wonderful salmon dish for supper in no time flat and we enjoyed a glass
Australian port afterwards.
We played with computers all evening (I called Phil with SKPYE at 5:15) before going to bed
Joy's Salmon Dish