It was 2015 that I spent a full winter in Melbourne,
Australia’s southernmost mainland capital
Renowned for its cold and changable winter weather
Cold and foggy mornings lasting till noon when the weak winter sun burns the mist away.
Was surely written about Melbourne’s weather by Crowded House
The current lockdown restricts me to my environs and luckily the local waterways
The bicycle has most of the time replaced the Moto Guzzi
So on my ride I flock together with the local waterbirds
And the hungry Pelican
They aren’t locked down but choose to enjoy what winter offers
Across town there is the beautiful Yarra Bend Park
With its early 1900’s boat house
On the banks of the Yarra River with paths to meander along
And the Cootamundara, a beautiful winter flowering tree in full bloom
The park is on the city doorstep with beautiful views of the city
Which makes a beautiful backdrop for my Aprilia Pegaso – my fave bike around the city
At the end of a day heading across the town and home
The St Kilda Pier runs west into the Hobsons Bay and offers spectacular views of the sunset
Though the lock down is is hard the rules allow the opportunity to get out to exercise
That means I can revisit and appreciate some of my favourite places in my home city.
Hopefully one day soon fellow travellers you can as well.