Our first port of call in Australia was at the city of Melbourne, so well placed, at the apex of one of the world's great natural seaports, Port Phillip Bay. The temperature was over 30 degrees Centigrade, so it was good to find the air conditioned Central Complex where we had a strong black coffee and updated our blog. Our feet were tired as we had walked all around the fantastic Queen Victoria Market. It reminded us very much of Granville Island in Vancouver.
Having restored ourselves with caffeine we used the very efficient tram system to visit the Museum of Immigration, the Arts Centre, with it's magnificent stained glass ceiling, the beautiful Catholic Church of St Francis, and of course the Eureka Skydeck, which is a magnificent 92 storey tower, and currently the tallest apartment building in the world. All in all an exhausting day, great to have a day at sea before arriving in Sydney, one of the loveliest cities in the world.