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Thursday, March 9, 2023

Yesterday we were on Phillip Island, a luxury resort 75 miles south of Melbourne. It is known for its penguins, but I read “Mr. Popper’s Penguins" 100,000 times over my lifetime so we came back to the ship and saw a comedy show.

We did not arrive until about 12:30 and it was about a 45 minute tender ride and then a 20 minute shuttle to get to the area Barbara wanted to see. A lot of places were closed but we ended up at a lovely Italian restaurant right on the water where we had a really great lunch. One dish, particularly was world glass. A freshwater sardine on homemade crostini with truffle butter and shaved Macadamia bytes.


All the pastas were homemade and the bruschetta was also great Barbara had some passable Prosecco, I had Perroni on tap. We did not eat dinner.


Australia and Australians continue to amaze us. One of their favorite expressions is “no worry”.

I am sure all of you in the United States have seen countless signs “restrooms are only for customers”. Then a key is needed and often the restroom is filthy dirty. Not in Australia. All restrooms are spotless. If one needs a restroom whether a customer or not, one is welcomed warmly and. the restroom is, generally, easily accessible.

Today and tomorrow we are in Melbourne. Many things planned. We will see how it goes.

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My law firms IT department is all in a dither and I can neither send or receive emails. Have no idea if can post. What I have may be all I can do and if you get no post, that is why.


Maybe I will see you tomorrow, maybe not.

Go Ukraine

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