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October 13 Melbourne, Australia

October 13 Melbourne, Australia, city tour, hop on/off bus

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October 13, Melbourne, Australia

We were up early, a quick breakfast in the Ocean Cafe, and then we were off the ship to explore Melbourne, Australia. Sharon went off in another direction, so Terry and I caught a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus and spent the next few hours travelling around Melbourne, listening to the commentary/overview of the city, and seeing the sights. It was a great way to see as much as we could in the one day that we were there!

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The Melbourne Marathon was happening today, so there were about 50,000 more people in the city than usual, participants and visitors for the marathon. The bus had a couple of re-routes because of this, which was not a problem at all, but we did manage to see the runners at one point.

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There was so much to see...a beautiful city!

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We got off the bus a couple of times, once to shop at the largest outdoor market in the Southern Hemisphere, the Queen Victoria Market! Oh my! We did some shopping here!!

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And the second time to walk around the South Warf, and stop in to a local pup for a beer! And then we headed back to the ship where we watched the sail away from our deck.

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Dinner at the BLU Restaurant was another fabulous meal...

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Watched the sun set...

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Danced a little, Sharon found a few beautiful children to share the dance music...

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And then we were done! Again!! Retired to our rooms and had a great sleep, after a fun filled and memorable day in Melbourne, Australia!! That’s a wrap, more to come, Carol on the go...

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Posted by carolonthego 03:46 Archived in Australia

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