Our pool and spa are reflected in the building next door. If we have a spa, we prefer not to share so we check if anyone is down there first by looking at this reflection.
Very difficult to see but a woman had a canary and a love bird in this wheeled plastic basket on tram. She was happy for me to take photos. I initially thought the love bird's sound was a squeak coming from the tram body.
Why are these plastic plugs hammered into a very nice old elm tree?
A beautifully made storm water drain near Dights Falls.
While sitting and having coffee at South Melbourne Market, I noticed the shapes above me. It wasn't immediately clear to me that the silhouettes were two pigeons.
I really only took this photo for my own purposes to note the carriage number, however...
These V/Locity trains make up the bulk of our regional train system. There are still a few locomotive hauled passenger trains running, especially longer distances but they are getting very old now. Each V/Locity carriage has its own diesel motors. While they are a bit noisy inside with engine noise, they are very smooth and can certainly reach 160 km/h, 100 mph as I recently discovered. They have exquisitely comfortable seats, wide, soft and padded in the right areas.
Well, I thought they all had the comfortable seats but they don't. This one I caught had what I've heard described as 'ironing board' seats. The seats are smaller, hard and not comfortable at all. Given you could be sitting on a country train for over two hours, it is not good enough.
From what I can find out, there aren't many trains with these seats. They came into service in 2020 and after complaints, newer and better seats have been used, but I am not sure if they are as good as the old ones. Is it progress to replace comfortable seats with uncomfortable seats? Rhetorical, I know. Bad bad V/Line.