I am now in Melbourne, where the opposite season thing is really throwing me off. Sydney was about the same temperature as Victoria so there wasn't much of a change. In Melbourne it is actually fall, with the leaves changing and falling and jackets being necessary. Although not quite as necessary as the Melbournians think!
I have had a quiet couple of days, enjoying spending time with old friends and having less of a touristy experience. Harry and I went to the zoo (yes, another zoo) on Wednesday, which I enjoyed exactly as much as you would expect. Yesterday we explored a bit more of the city - apparently I am not allowed to call it "downtown". We had a fantastic breakfast on Degraves St, and then wandered around the Royal Botanic Garden. We also went to the Eureka Skydeck, which is I believe the highest viewpoint in the Southern Hemisphere. Great views, obviously. Melbourne is a lot bigger than I expected! Even from that high up, it didn't look like it ever ended.
Last night I went with Harry when he was coaching footy, which was very interesting. I have been given a crash course on the many rules, and I am trying my best to pick it up. I think if I had grown up here, I would absolutely have played and loved it. I "kicked the footy" around a little bit with Harry and apparently being a soccer goalie gives me a great advantage. However, knowing me, I would be injured within twelve seconds of starting. We are going to a professional game on Sunday, which should be very fun.
Today I am heading off to wander around with Harry's friend Cass. Ten points to me for being social with people I don't know!
Hope everyone is doing well. And happy almost Canada Day!