I don't know if it is called Altona Village or not. Perhaps it is called Altona Beach. The train station is called Altona. It is a lovely spot and far less busy than its historic neighbour, Williamstown.
At times we travel across the big West Gate Bridge to go to a DIY car wash. It is spacious and cheap, unlike the car washes on this side of town which are neither. It is only about 15 minutes to get there, but there is usually an agenda, lunch, and of late in Altona.
I am not so fond of Norfolk Island Pines, but they tolerate the salty air and look ok at the beach. They were brought to Australia, presumably from Norfolk Island, to use as ship masts, but they very easily broke.
We walked out to the end of the pier after lunch. A couple of people had caught fish.
Another strange plant, to me at least.
It is too difficult to explain the ANA but if you are curious, check here.
I've seen better murals, especially at the other end of Pier Street. I took these in 2011 of brilliant murals. I insist you look at them, and what lovely comments I received for the post.
After lunch, we walked out onto the pier and I was getting a little cross. Why are all these young people taking a stroll on the pier but instead of gazing at the views or water, they are staring at their phone screens.
We sat on a bench for a while to watch the views and talent walking past. Almost every young person was staring at the phone, which set me off on a rant about what the future brings for those obsessed with their phones. Anyone who stares at their phone screens longer than I do is obsessed, like anyone who drinks more than me is a lush or alcoholic. One lad even had a phone in each hand, his eyes darting from one to the other. Then we twigged, or rather R did. Pokemon Go! I have seen it mentioned on Twitter that Altona Beach is a hotspot for Pokemon Go players.
Yes, I have shown you these sculptures before, but aren't they quite good.