It was moving weekend for Sister, Bone Doctor and Little Jo. They were moving into their newly bought house on the Bellarine Peninsula after they sold their Geelong house. It seemed ages since we saw Little Jo, so I arranged for us to visit them and 'help' with moving. Their new house is only five minutes walk from their rented house. We inspected the new house and while it needs some work, it is not bad at all. It has a classic seventies bathroom, which they dislike, but I found it quite attractive. Was it called Marbletex? Sheets of faux marble. The tap fittings are chocolate brown and wonderful shapes.
We met with them in Geelong for brunch at the Wharf Shed Cafe, then Bone Doctor went off to attend to football business and we took Sister and Little Jo back to their abode.
It was cold and the wind was blowing and then showers arrived, but even so, how great is the Geelong waterfront! I was very impressed and we will visit again.
Wharf Shed Cafe with the much posher Le Parisien restaurant above. The cafe was very pleasantly heated and the staff friendly and the food was fine.
Here comes a bus. We declined but may on another day.
The Geelong waterfront is renown for its bollard walk. Here is one group and the music for the Geelong polka. You are lucky I don't have a piano to record a rendition for you. Actually, it would take me hours to move the notes to my fingers.
I suppose it was always called Cunningham Pier. It is covered by railway lines, pointing to Geelong's history as being a busy port. The entrance and the buildings towards the end of the pier looked a bit tacky. Seaplane was non operational because of the strong wind.
This was a rather nice water feature, but the water was shut off.
More bollards, this time I think referencing Geelong's local produce and restaurants.
As did every civilised city of a certain size, Geelong had a decent tram system. I suppose this tram conductor bollard pays homage to it.