Sunday, May 1, 2011

Herring Island

I've decided I need to become a tourist in Melbourne because there is so much that I haven't seen yet that I 'keep meaning' to visit and just never get round to it.
Well yesterday I went to Herring Island. A sculpture island on the Yarra. Its only open over the summer and a bit of autumn and this weekend was my last chance till the end of the year. You have to catch a wee boat (punt) across to the island which is only $2. I befriended a group of people and helped them carry a trailer load of stuff from their car to the boat though so as a thank you they paid my fare. I also got invited to the 70th they were having over there.
The island is much smaller then I expected but it was pretty cool. I'd recommend it if you want something to do when it opens again.
The pictures don't really do any justice to the sculptures but my favourite was the 'falling fence' (3rd photo down) and you can see a bit of the freeway in the background of that one too which shows just how close this island is to everything.

Now i'm off to explore The Heide.

p.s The hot air ballooning was surprisingly not scary at all (i was nervous to begin with) and it was to celebrate Joe's birthday.

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