The last time we spoke here, I was telling you about how my Magnificent Melbourne Holiday started with a foray into raw vegan cheesecake at Yong Green Food. Now I’m going to mess with your sense of time and space by jumping to the fourth day of my Magnificent Melbourne Holiday. This is not because the second and third days were miserable or non-blog worthy. Quite the opposite, in fact. I spent Friday and Saturday discovering that my BFF is really and truly my BFF, and I’m so full of happy when I think about that time that I’m yet to find the words to express myself properly.
Also, she has several incriminating photos of me that I might need to steal. So I’ll get back to you on that…
Duck’s Gizzards, anyone? Anyone?
Those of you who’ve been visiting me here for awhile might have picked up on my undying love for the ABC show SeaChange. SeaChange was, and remains, one of the best Australian television programs ever (true story).
I grew up watching it with my family, and in recent months have watched all three seasons again, twice, simultaneously, emotionally-engagedly, with my housemate at Smurf Home and with my mother at Her Home.
So you might be able to guess that I was a leeeeetle bit excited when I recently discovered that the filming of SeaChange was based at Barwon Heads, which is an hour and a half out of Melbourne.
And I was a leeeeetle bit more excited when my brother suggested we go there today to take advantage of the beautiful hot and sunny Melbourne weather.
The part at the back, with the dolphin, is Diver Dan’s Boatshed. Ohmigoshsquee.
This is how I felt about being in SeaChange territory on a beautiful warm summer’s day with my wonderful brother and the smell of salty air (theme song reference alert):
This is how my brother felt about being in SeaChange territory on a beautiful warm summer’s day with his magnificent sister and the smell of salty air:
I ate enormous prawns that were almost as big as my feet (true story) with a rich mayonnaise-y Marie Rose sauce, and remembered how much I don’t like de-heading shellfish. Or de-heading anything, for that matter.
Luckily, the pictures of the SeaChange cast on the way to the bathroom at At The Heads, the restaurant attached to Diver Dan’s Boatshed at which we were dining, made up for the prawn peeling.
As did driving across what was once the SeaChange bridge, although I think it’s been rebuilt since filming. (I can’t really get too upset about that, though. Everyone who’s ever watched SeaChange knows that the bridge was always getting rebuilt.)
Unfortunately, I didn’t spot Diver Dan or Max anywhere in Barwon Heads, but I guess I’m okay with that.
It was a beautiful day anyway.