So yesterday it was unexpectedly beautiful. I wandered to Cuba St and found Ernesto's - clearly after Fidel's Café the day before, I am sensing a theme here. I had a cappicino and toasted banana bread with butter and honey. They will toast ANYTHING here, and ofter assume that's what you want - which is fine by me. Anyhow, it was suddenly sunny, so I thought today is the day to climb up and see the city with the clear blue skies, but first do what any sensible person does at the first sight of sunshine - head for the beach.
Parts of Cuba St make it seem aptly named.
A lot of streets have these covered walkways, which are great in the rain.
It was only supposed to be 17C but it felt like 25C.
I ended up carrying around two jackets - just in case, but I hardly needed one until 3 pm. After the beach by the swanky Oriental Parade, I climbed Hay St. and entered Charles Plimmer Park. From there, I climbed Mt. Victoria and began on the Southern Walkway. (more soon)
The gate, by the way, reads, "You Are Your Voice."