I had to visit the large hardware store in a tin shed in Port Melbourne. Certainly beats driving to the same Moorabbin. Jah Teh and Fen (still no remote controlled power boards, I looked) never invite me for coffee, so I'll just be a loner and go to Port Melbourne. I had a photo to take in the area too, so I killed two birds with one stone. Three actually as Dan Murphy has opened in South Melbourne.
However, it is all work and no pleasure. Pleasure is good coffee at somewhere with a nice outlook. While the place adjacent to the tram terminus is convenient and familiar, I really don't like it much. The staff are......desultory. I challenged myself to go somewhere new and chose 3, I think it is called. It was very pleasant. I sat outside in a cool breeze under the shade of a large umbrella and drank my coffee. I had limited time, otherwise I would have had another and a cake.
Looking towards the place where I chose not to have coffee. There is tram resting before making its long return journey to the eastern suburb of Box Hill. The tram line replaced a proper railway line. Now the tram is so busy, some argue that a train is needed again. It won't happen.
One New Years Eve we watched fireworks go off at midnight from a friends highrise rooftop at Beacon Cove. The fireworks were placed on this beacon. The new Port Melbourne estate is called Beacon Cove, after the beacon I guess. In the background is Princes Pier, and finally works are happening there. There have been so many plans that I have forgotten what is actually being built there. It is a short length of pier that is being saved. But many of the bare pylons will be kept.
The Tasmanian ferry is berthed and ready to take its load of humans, cars, motorbikes, bicycles and cargo to Devonport on Tasmania's north coast.
This is D'Lish Fish, a restaurant and take away that is or was owned by Rex Hunt, a fisherman, football broadcaster and loud mouth about town. We ate there once. Ho hum.
I just can't get over how lush grass is in Melbourne, nearing the end of summer. If this has been a lousy summer, please give me more of them.