A few days ago I published a post “The Intrepid Traveller”, well, she got to see the penguins at Phillip Island in Victoria, though, as was to be expected, the weather in Victoria at the time was atrocious!
Unfortunately, Poppy May, the ‘Travellers’ baby sister, was unable to make the trip down the coast, as she’d picked up some bug, that landed her on the too sick to go anywhere list.
Naturally, this meant that Mummy Emma didn’t get down to see them either. Although she did see them some 30 years ago when my wife and I took our three ‘billies’ on holidays to sunny Victoria. I’m sure that Emma is sorry to have missed out, but don’t doubt that they’ll go back again, sometime sooner, rather than later.
You might recall my mentioning Ruby and her Wellington Boots, so…………. XD
Its still a novelty for Sydneysiders to ride the trams in Melbourne, but not for long. They’re coming back to Sydney and once again the expression “Shoot through like a Bondi tram” will take on some meaning!
Note the boots, on the ‘Traveller’ . 😛
The next picture seems to have been taken in one of Melbournes inner nor’western suburbs; Fitzroy seems to come to mind. What they were doing there is beyond my ken; perhaps they were lost, however the yellow wellies shine on!
You may notice, on closer examination, that Ruby’s mummys face seems to be blurred; well that’s because it it!
Mummy and Daddy aka Emma & Luke, have a thing about the Internet and nowhere can be found pictures of either of them. Smart people, not like the old man.
For some unknown reason, it seems that the next step or was it the previous? No matter was a trip to the seaside/beach; well bayside actually. Melbourne being ensconsed on the shores of Port Phillip Bay it’s a bit of a stretch really referring to it as ‘seaside/beach’, not what one really expects in Australia; if that doesn’t get a few bites from a Yarra yabby I don’t know what will!
I suspect that this was taken at St Kilda. 👿 By the bye please note the footwear 🙂
As you know the short holiday in Victoria was to go and see the penguin parade. Ruby and daddy had to go alone which dampened Ruby’s enthusiasm a little as the next picture will attest.
Not a very clear picture as you see but enough to show a glum Ruby, not our usual smiling girl 😦
The picture appears to have been taken a few hours before the parade, which happens quite late in the evening, especially for one so young, it seems an eternity. 🙄 However, time was well spent in collecting some souvenirs. I’m sure there’s a penguins head sticking out from that bag.
There was a second trip to the penguins and a happier mood is evident in this pic;
by now there should be no need to point out the obvious.
The short vacation to Victoria is now over and Ruby and Poppy May and Mummy & Daddy are back home; but not for long; for on Wednesday it’s off to sunny Queensland, where the winter woollies will not be needed but the wellies will.
Bank on it! 🙄