Our Weekend with Martin, August 2015

Our XPT to Melbourne Aug/ 2015
Our XPT to Melbourne Aug/ 2015

As soon as I took my seat on the train, Peter noticed that I had been given a seat with an emergency button. This made me feel very safe indeed. 🙂 The menu card promised that we could be adequately fed during our long train journey.

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In Junee the train had to stop for a while. So Peter had a chance to go off the train and take a few pictures.

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In front of Junee Station
In front of Junee Station

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Martin lives in Melbourne near Essendon Station. Martin once took this picture with the rainbow above. He is proud that he could capture this rainbow. He kindly let us have the picture. We did not travel from Essendon Station this time for Martin had hired a car for the weekend and drove us around everywhere.

 Sunday,6th.Aug.2015,Martin drove us to the Woodlands Homestead.
Sunday,6th.Aug.2015,Martin drove us to the Woodlands Homestead.

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Having a rest after a long walk
Having a rest after a long walk
In Aug 2014 we were at Sussex Inlet and saw there a lot of kangaroos.
In Aug 2014 we were at Sussex Inlet and saw there a lot of kangaroos.

But back to the homestead. Refreshments were available there: Great Devonshire Tea and coffee. It was lovely to sit in typical English surroundings.

This is the Entrance to the Homestead.
This is the Entrance to the Homestead.

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After we had had our refreshments we went around to have a look at the different rooms in the homestead and Peter took some more pictures:

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As we wqere leaving, Peter took some more pictures outside:

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10 thoughts on “Our Weekend with Martin, August 2015

    1. Thanks for commenting, Cat. It is indeed very reassuring that there is always some kind of help available. Woodlands homestead is well worth a visit. Some kangaroos in the surrounding park area we could only see from the distance on that day.

    1. Yes, Robert, there is a lot of history in it. I felt like being in a different time. There is an enormous amount of open space around it. Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne’s main airport, can be seen in the distance.

    1. It would be good, Elizabeth, if a fast train between Sydney and Melbourne could run every hour. Then not that many people would have to resort to air-travel. As it is, the railway-tracks are just not good enough for very fast and frequent trains. A lot more money should be spent on infrastructure. However, to keep our country secure, defense spending is regarded as more important.

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