After a very lazy start to a rather nice Sunday morning, I got dressed and walked to Flinders Street Station from North Melbourne to take the metro to Brighton Beach. I learned that along the way there was a detour, due to who knows what (construction?), and I ended up having to get off and catch a bus somewhere down the line.
Everything was well timed and I eventually made it to the beach after driving through some nice looking towns, only to step off the bus and realize that I couldn't see three feet in front of me because of the fog. I was kind of disappointed because I thought my trip was going to be a bust.
However, in between the bus stop and the beach were a couple of cafe's, so I decided to sit down and have lunch while I was there. I had brought along some of my study material and I ended up enjoying a nice warm toastie (which I found out is what we call a panini in The States) and the noise of the Sunday brunch crowd while studying the physics behind MRI and ultrasound. Before I knew it, an hour had passed and I looked outside and found the sun shining brightly and the fog dissipated. I was so happy!
I walked back down to the water and took my time looking at the sea shells in the sand and listening to the water hit the shore. I had picked this beach as my destination because of its famous changing huts, which are really colourful and fun. I ended up finding/trekking over to them before sitting on a bench for about 30 minutes, just soaking up the sun (even though it was cold outside) and looking at the Melbourne city centre from across the water. It was a little bit of a walk from where the bus dropped me off to the beach huts themselves, but I snapped some nice photos and overall it was a perfect afternoon getaway.