From Ithaki Greece to Victoria Australia - An ithacagreece.com trip
November and December 2006


Up and Away

Ithaca Society

IPS Lunch

City Central

The Shop Drop




Country Victoria





Family Friends Portsea Flinders Sorrento The Great Ocean road Wide open spaces Shopping Great food Wild seas Distant views Rolling hills Victoria Market Wilsons Promontory Wide open roads Fish and chips Ocean beaches White sands Live music Pubs Sydney road Greville street The far horizons Country Seaside Returning to Ithaki


It's Christmas time in Australia

Another upside of visiting Australia was Australias' summer Santa at the shopping center in Leongatha. I wanted to sit on his lap to tell him what I wanted for Christmas, hoping he had something nice for me in his Santa bag, but before I could utter the first syllable, Santa ran off with the reindeers to get a beer at the Pub across the road. 40C gave him a thirst that needed quenching. by the way, in Australia, Santa doesn't need stuffing to give him a rounded belly. Aussie Santa comes ready made with a beer gut.

The most important upside for Victoria came on Christmas Eve when the skies opened up and the rain put out the fires that had been burning out of control for weeks, and just incase the rain didn't do it, a good unseasonal dose of snow put the icing on the cake.

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