bus, train, tram, lunch

Yesterday Fede and I climbed on a bus in Apollo Bay and it carried us to Geelong.  It was a windy road along a series of beautiful beaches.  But a windy road in a bus. Enough said.


Then we ran, laughing with relief at being off the bloody bus, through a gorgeous old train station that reminded me of London, to catch the train for Melbourne.


And  made it just in time to the idling incongruously multi-coloured train as the the conductor called “All aboard. Hurry Up you Lot!”


I love coming into a big city on the train – you get to see the bones of the town. Once we disembarked into the heat of  Melbourne we caught a tram.


Fede is a city boy.  Navigating the teaming streets is easy for him.  I followed behind him like a bemused TonTon on a string.  It is nice to put someone else in charge.  And lovely to spend a whole day with Fede again.

bus stop


Finally a very late lunch at a wonderful  Melbourne restaurant – Lupino, on Little Collins.  Try the gnocchi. Divine. Interestingly I was the only woman dining in there. The place was full of handsome well heeled men in suits drinking strong coffees and sipping limoncello.  It was right at the end of the lunch service and the chefs very kindly fed us perfect plates of food before clearing the decks and taking their breaks before dinner.

This is a hiatus period in a restaurant and if you are a diner who has timed it well, paid up, and not in a hurry (and happen to know one of the staff)   it is the perfect time to sit with two coffees, share a dessert and sit back for a good old yarn.

I am off to New Zealand today – Auckland then Wellington.  Just in time for the last few hours of my sons birthday.

Good morning. Before I fly out today I will take some photographs of my daughters perfectly tiny inner city vegetable garden.  You do not need a big space to grow food.

Have a lovely day.

Love celi

13 Comments on “bus, train, tram, lunch

  1. You are having a very busy and fun filled trip down under. I am so enjoying your travels. I just arrived in Johannesburg yesterday. Happy to be back for a visit in sunny South Africa.

  2. You’re right, that station looks like one of the ones on the District Line in London 🙂 Glad you had a lovely day and safe onward travels!

  3. Just the thought of a bus on a windy road makes me queasy. Love the train station! Trains do seem to keep you in touch with the world/down to earth when traveling unlike planes which are almost like magic zipping out here and in there. sounds like a lovely afternoon

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