This evening the wind is still blowing and the temperature is still low. Chris and I are dressed in multiple layers and have shut ourselves up in the caravan, windows and door tightly shut, and yet on checking the thermometer, it is only down to 18 degrees. We have truly become soft! Or as Chris puts it, we have truly become acclimatised to warmer weather.
This morning we walked the six kilometres around Lake Wendouree, on the smooth level walking Steve Moneghetti Track. The namesake of this track is a famous Australian runner, gaining Olympic medals during the years 1988 through to 2000. He ran this track in 16 minutes and 10 seconds back in 1992; we took about one and a quarter hours to walk it this morning in the cold driving wind.
We lunched in a sheltered corner of the Botanic Gardens, then drove into the city, worked out how to pay the meter, the screen quite obscure and confusing. Once sorted we made our way to the University Post Office Gallery, only to find it closed on Tuesdays. Today is Tuesday.
At the Information Centre, we were directed to the Gallery on Sturt – Accent Framing where we enjoyed the current exhibition of works by Pro Hart. This proved to be a delightful surprise; our knowledge of his art had been limited to his earlier work such as that which illustrates the work of Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson, copies of which we carry in the caravan. Later works, in this century before he died was very different but just as pleasing.
We called at Coles on the way home, stocked up ready for the next leg of our journey to be taken the day after tomorrow and came on home.