When I eventually emerged from sleep the next day Mike and Rose were at the gym (there's a gym and swimming pool in the block) and Iain was deep in his book.
We had planned to visit the Victorian Market and the Eureka Tower as our contribution to tourism. We headed for some lunch, first of all, and then went to the Eureka Tower, which is the world's second highest residential building and the second-tallest skyscraper in the southern hemisphere. There's a skydeck observation area on the 88th floor which gives panoramic views of the city, which is brilliant. Also on this floor is The Edge, which is a 3 metre glass extension from the building for a little extra thrill. I assumed that this glass box was a permanent feature but you enter it and it then it slides out into space! I was pretty apprehensive - and had to persuade Iain to do it as he's not good with heights, but it was fine; we survived, even enjoyed it. The covers for our shoes were a particular source of delight, obviously! The glass is covered at first, and then panels move back and you get the view. They also do a little 'light show', as they called it, with a few flashing lights and sound effects, no doubt to make you feel that you're in a thunder storm and feel scared. Like all good tourist attractions, you get the opportunity to buy a photograph and we bravely stood at the furthest edge of the 'box' and smiled for the birdy. You're not meant to take cameras into The Edge, but Mike did! He took some surreptitious pics - the ones taken at strange angles! It was good fun. The main observation deck is cracker, and we've got our rubber bracelets to prove that we 'Survived The Edge'!
We then headed off to catch a tram to take us to the Victorian Market but, after waiting for a while and no tram appearing, we decided just to go 'home' and chill. After our meal we'd planned to go out for a wander and a drink, but we never made it out again! Another early night.
Tomorrow we're definitely going to actually get to the Victorian Market and maybe an Art Gallery and then, in the evening, we're meeting Kimberley for dinner. Sara and Kimberley went to school together and are still great friends - and she was our tenant in Plymouth after Sara moved out of the flat there. She's living in Melbourne at the moment and it will be lovely to catch up with her.