Sorry for the lack of updates, it all got a bit crazy once we actually started doing things!
We ended up booking Greyhound online, which meant that we got to St Kilda a lot later than we expected. We thought this would mean it was a bit cooler, but apparently going from -3° and snow to 33°and hot shoes will always be unbearable.
When we finally arrived at the beach it had finally cooled down and we watched the sun set while admiring the beauty of St Kilda beach. We then made the executive decision to go see the fairy penguins on the pier at sunset before finding dinner, because we didn't want to miss them.
However, this plan drastically backfired as the penguins took their goddamn time, leaving us exhausted and starving in the dark, resenting Erin more and more. (Erin was having a 30th birthday at the Pavilion on the pier, which was rather rowdy.)
Eventually the penguins rocked up and begged our forgiveness with their adorable waddling and waving. We discovered that since the tide was out further than usual it meant that the penguins felt more vulnerable returning to their homes. Knowledge.
On my brothers' recommendation we trekked to Bay City Burritos, which was promised to be the highlight of Melbourne. Whilst they were yummy, it's fair to say that they were slightly overhyped.
Our journey home was plagued by an inconsiderate fellow passenger who decided to play his personal choice of music (which was not to my taste) out loud for the majority of our hour long trip. Mikaela feared that I would actually take his phone and throw it down the train carriage, but a bit of people-watching/nosiness and the observation of a potential romance was all I needed.
It was safe to say that I was exhausted and needed a long sleep.