Our last day in Melbourne meant getting up at 7 for a long day ahead, to ensure that we didn't miss our bus to Canberra in the evening.
What started off as a warm sunny morning ended up being what Mikaela likes to call a "cold day" (about 19°). However, our weather inappropriate attire attracted the attention of a woman sitting opposite on the train, who proceeded to tell us about the virtues of sewing your own clothes on a rainy day. So really our outfits were completely worth it.
Once we arrived at the St Kilda Festival we got straight into the sprit; I got henna done in the Hare Krishna village, where we offered books on life after death. After deciding that this was too thought-provoking for such an early hour, Mikaela went and got blue feathers for her hair.
It was still early in the day so the festival was just warming up but we managed to explore Luna Park, coming to the decision that it was a bit small and probably more exciting for kids. We then got to watch Brazilian dancers perform and listen to music on the beach while we ate our lunch.
Leaving earlier than we wanted to, we were met by the Hare Krishna as a St Kilda send off before we made our way to the Crowne casino. We were slightly worried that our beach outfits would not be received well in such a classy establishment, but with a quick shoe change and a new hairstyle we made our way in without any problems.
Considering that neither of us are gamblers, I was surprised that we could appreciate the casino. The glitz and the glamour made you completely forget where you were and lose yourself in the Vegas-like atmosphere of the place. Wanting to participate in the casino experience, we decided to get cocktails at 2pm and left feeling much more grown up than when we walked in.
The rest of the day was significantly less fun, consisting of packing and repacking and an eight hour bus journey to Canberra on a packed coach.