After a problem with our aircraft's computer our flight from Perth to Melbourne left over an hour late at about 01:45 on Wednesday (20th) instead of 11:30pm on Tuesday (19th) and we arrived at Melbourne airport at about 06:30 local time (3-hours
behind ahead Perth) - got that?
Never seen a sun-rise like this before as we fly across Australia - no idea what time it was though!
Arriving at the airport.
My brother Garry and his wife Sue came with us to Melbourne and the plan was to take the taxi already organised by our travel agent, drop our bags off at the hotel (we couldn't book in until 3pm) and then catch a hop on-hop off bus tour of the city.
Things never go to plan do they? The taxi wasn't there for us. We waited for over half an hour but there was no sign on him so we took a taxi from the rank at the airport arriving at the hotel at about 8 o'clock.
The reception at the Rendezvous Hotel, Flinders Street was good and they promised to contact us if our rooms became available earlier. We paid for breakfast and ate very well and then set our for the bus from Federation Square ... so this is what we saw ...
The Forum Australia's premium music venue
St Kilda's waterfront
We quickly decided that this area was the one we wanted explore further another day
Huge cruise ships ...
and volley-ball courts on the beach
I think that's a big screen on the top of the ship
By this time (11:30) both of us had received calls from our hotel that our rooms were now available