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Melbourne - Day 3

Day 124 - Friday 13 September 2013

Very cool overnight with a minimum of 4 degrees and an expected maximum of 13 degrees today. Mainly cloudy and quite breezy but thankfully no rain.

Today we spent our time cleaning the Navara and the van, inside and out. When we get home we will be able to unload the van and put it straight back into storage, provided we get no more rain on the way home. Forecast for Bass Strait looks fairly good for Saturday night with 1.5 metre seas on a 1.5 metres SW/W swell. Winds are expected to be E/NE at 15 to 25 knots decreasing overnight to 10 to 15 knots as we approach Tasmania. It should be a fairly smooth crossing for our trip back to Tassie.

Tonight we are off to the MCG with Daryl and Janine to see the Cats play Port Adelaide for the right to play Hawthorn in next weeks Semi-final. We met up at about 5:15 pm at Young and Jacksons Pub in the City for a few drinks and a meal before going to the footy. Being a Friday evening Young and Jacksons was really jumping with after work drinkers as well as lots of people like us going to the footy. We had an excellent meal in Chloe's Restaurant upstairs, the food was really good.

Young and Jackson's Hotel in Melbourne

Young and Jackson's Hotel in Melbourne

At about 6:30 pm we walked over to the MCG, where we had excellent seats behind the goals on the ground level which were under cover of the grandstand in case it rained. However there was no rain, but the ground must have been a bit dewy as the players had trouble holding the ball on occasions. Geelong got off to a reasonable start but went walkabout for a quarter and a half and were 4 goals down at half time. We were a bit worried, but Geelong came out in the third quarter and played really good footy, going in at three quarter time with a 7 point lead. The game see-sawed a bit in the last quarter but the Cats ran out 16 point winners, and will now meet Hawthorn next Friday in the Semi-final.

View from our seats behind the goals

View from our seats behind the goals

Geelong Banner - Motlop's 50 games

Geelong Banner - Motlop's 50 games

Geelong players about to run through the banner

Geelong players about to run through the banner

Posted by TwoAces 03:54

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