Diane might have her countdown on facebook which is keeping track of the number of days until I come back, but I have my own – how many days until the heat disappears.
Tuesday 14th – 43.0C and relative humidity of 10-15% - very hot and dry
Wednesday 15th – 41.9C – so a bit cooler, which was a great “relief”.
And overnight the minimum was 29.2C
Don’t anyone dare say that it was nice warm weather –there is nothing b____y nice about it – it is the type of weather where the windows and doors are closed early; the curtains and blinds the same; and then about mid-morning the air-conditioning goes on and stays on –it is a cave-dwelling hibernation existence. And you definitely do not want to go outside at all.
We did manage to get out on the weekend when the weather was definitely more reasonable and way down below the “let’s fry some eggs on the bonnet of the car” temperatures.
Saturday was a pleasant visit to the Victoria Markets where it is just a delight to simply wander around and take in the sights, the sounds and the smells – of course there are things to buy as well, which is exactly what I did.
|The familiar façade - only ever seems to change from a paint job|
|Beautiful leafy Elizabeth St - trams and traffic together|
|Fresh fish everywhere....|
|... and shoppers....|
|... and our favourite deli - love to sample Dianne's Delights,|
but don't tell my Diane
|...fruit and vegetables as well|
|and a Melbourne icon - hot jam donuts - any time of the year|
but especially on your way home after the football
A stroll along the waterfront rounded off a lovely day.
|oh my goodness gracious, a marina - what I wouldn't give...|
|just to be by the water|
|There are quite a number of these carved and painted characters|
along the foreshore in Geelong