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Days in the Middle

sunny 16 °C

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Monday
Talked Linda’s sister and met a friend who sat and chatted with us over coffee. The friend, Laurel, was soon heading to Australia and wanted to ask us questions about travelling the country. We then walked down to the Boat Festival to take a squiz and then joined the Labour Day celebrations. There was this ABSOLUTLEY AMAZING band, The Time-Benders who played on this massive stage in front of the parliament building.

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Lesley also managed to get a cuddle from Plasterman, a street performer, after throwing some money into his donation bucket.
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We then walked a measly 6km around the harbour taking on the spectacular view of water taxis, float planes, sunset and overall astonishing views.
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For dinner we picked up some yummy pizzas before heading back home. Giaan, being a pescetarian grabbed the garden salad pizza (pesto, spinach, pineapple, tomato, and stuff we can’t remember) whilst Lesley ordered a BBQ chicken (the name says it all).

Tuesday
Self-toured part of the Empress Hotel and conference center in about 15 minutes (5 mins for mum’s “washroom” stop). After of course popping into the thrift store.

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This one's for you granny!

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Then we hopped onto the James Bay Express Boat to Ogden Point where Giaan drank a Chai Latte and Lesley had a cappuccino at the Breakwater Café & Bistro.

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From there we continued on another long walk to Holland Point trying to dodge logs and rocks (in other words falling over them. Gracefully. Of course). Just to note, like every other place in Victoria, there were LOTS OF WASPS. And I mean LOTS.

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Back downtown, we popped into 2-3 tourist shops where Lesley purchased some STUFF (what a shock). For dinner we grabbed dinner from a restaurant called FOO, located on the side of the walkway that specialised in Asian street food. The Tofu Pad Thai was WAY too spicy for G but Lesley absolutely loved the porky dish she grabbed, regardless of its heat.
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Lesley and GG
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Posted by The Robbos 20:46 Archived in Canada

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Get yourselves back to the Empress Hotel. They are filming the today show weather from there at the moment. Loving your blog. Xx

by Jane

Which one of you was out there on that 'harbourside cannon'?

by Fran Robinson

That would have been Lesley... Giaan was too terrified of the wasps out there...Same old, same old.
Thanks for these great comments guys!!

by The Robbos

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