Day 16: The Mornington Peninsula

After returning to Melbourne, my hosts, Aydin and Ben, took me on a day trip to the Mornington Peninsula. Formerly, parts of the Mornington Peninsula were owned by the Australian military.  One portion of the peninsula is completely undeveloped and owned by a company.  I imagine it will become highly desirable real estate once the company is ready to sell.  The Mornington Peninsula is also … Continue reading Day 16: The Mornington Peninsula

Day 14: Braving the Wilds at Wilsons Promontory

My Melbourne friends, Aydin and Ben, helped outfit me for an overnight camping trip to Wilsons Promontory National Park, a wilderness area located at the southernmost point in mainland Australia.  To get there, I rented a car in Melbourne’s Central Business District.  Driving on the left side of the road took some getting used to and even with GPS, I made several wrong turns and … Continue reading Day 14: Braving the Wilds at Wilsons Promontory

Day 13: From Sydney to Melbourne

With the remaining half day I had in Sydney, I stopped by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.  I really have had no exposure to Australian artists, but the museum provided quite an education.  The subject of most of the earlier paintings was the wild landscapes of Australia, but you can also find work from throughout Australian history.   The works range from Aboriginal … Continue reading Day 13: From Sydney to Melbourne

Day 10: Sunday Funday Sydney Style

Tim and I decided to take the ferry boat from Sydney Harbour out to Manly early Sunday afternoon, but before we did that, we did some grocery shopping.  Going to grocery stores in foreign countries is always an interesting experience: what they have, what they don’t have, what they do completely differently, and the varying cost of things.  Everything in Australia has appeared to be … Continue reading Day 10: Sunday Funday Sydney Style