Read Part 1 of this series here.

  • One of the only things on my Melbourne bucket list was seeing the fairy penguins. I had first heard of them in a little promo on the city Kylie Minogue did on a video cassette featuring three of her songs back in the 1990s. The best place to see this little beauts is Phillip Island but since we had limited time, we decided to ditch that plan in favour of taking our chances at seeing them at St Kilda. K tried to manage my expectations saying that she had been there and seen only one, but I had read up that there was a colony there, and while they were less prone to showing up in large numbers during winter, there were still more than one to be seen. The best time to see them is dusk, and we had a bit of a wait as the sun set, but quite quickly, we spotted one, or rather a volunteer pointed it out to us with an infrared light. They come out of little crevices in the rocks where they live and really, they are super cute. A pair even posed for us by stretching out their wings backwards in sync, leading to K cynically insisting they had been trained. Hmph. The shot I took of them looks like a sonogram, but here it is for what it’s worth.
    img_3087St Kilda promenade


    Luna Park facade

  • On K’s last day, we wandered around Melbourne downtown near the Bourke Street Mall. I tried on sunnies, perfume and Ugg boots but decided to save my monies for outlet mall shopping. Instead, I had a very messy lamb burger at the cute Degraves Street and we wandered around the area, spotting graffiti and





    Dr Seus art exhibition.