Monday, 6 April 2015

Good Friday

 Friday was a beautiful day and we took ourselves off to Black Rock for a look at the Cerberus. It was still there, now too fragile to be explored from up close. (Hah! Who am I kidding? As if I was going in Melbourne's water at this time of the year! And my husband even less so)

The colours were spectacular.
Who knew just how active a navy Victoria had at the turn of the 19/20 century? I hadn't really thought much about it, although I was aware that Williamstown sailors were part of  the navy that headed to China at the time of the Boxer Rebellion. Would love to explore that part of history more. I have a photo copy of a wonderful envelope, beautifully addressed and illustrated with several uniformed men. The address? To Hong Kong, or Elsewhere. Of course. This letter didn't make Hong Kong in time, so had to follow the shipboard addressee further. It arrived somewhere sometime, because I've seen the actual envelope. Go postal service!

This view of Red Bluff has been captured by many painters, and it's easy to see why.

In parts, the windblown cliffs were positively otherworldly.

And the beach goes on ...

I liked the echo of this driftwood in the rocks

Not content with one beach, we stopped at this one in Brighton too. There were so many people we suspected an event was on, but apparently not. Just others coaxed outside by the glorious weather.

 A lone kite-surfer enjoyed his beach time. Further around on the other side of St Kilda, there were masses of kite-surfers, a flock really.

 Another beach, and a walk to St Kilda's Acland St. It might be quiet in some parts of town on a Good Friday afternoon, but not St Kilda. There were people everywhere.

We finished of in the St George Cinema which is the newest cinema at Sun Theatre. It has 5 rows of seats, and each of them contain only single or double leather couches. Fabulous. We saw 'A Little Chaos' which was beautiful, even if we had varying opinions of the story.

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