Here is the final entry to the Australia 2023 trilogy, in which shopping is performed, signs are seen and oysters are eaten.
It’s December 31, 2023. Goodbye 2023, you bastard! Hopefully your brethren will be better. Sachie flies out tomorrow and I go on the second.
That’s Victoria Market. It’s a big tourist draw for its excellent produce but we came to buy tourist tat for the folks back in SiamThe Kingdom Thailand. Sachie came along because she heard you can buy a dozen oysters cheap and eat them right in front of the stall-keeper all the while maintaining eye-contact with him. Likes her oysters, she does.
Yep, you are right. That’s me at the Marconi memorial at Point Lonsdale. No mistaking it. I’m at the very spot where, on the 12th of July, 1906, the first wireless overseas (to Tasmania) messages were sent by staff of the Marconi company. Point Lonsdale may be a posh neighbourhood but this is a public monument. You don’t even need to pay.
First photo, of course, is of my bags getting loaded. Always handy in case you lose one. We did, on arrival, but it turns out I just didn’t recognize it when it was upside-down on the carrousel. It wasn’t this one.