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We stayed here the first few weeks. Beautiful little place. The school there is rated quite highly. It is very close to a small beach. Everyone walks everywhere. Lots of little parks and things. The negative of staying here is if you work in the CBD, you need to take the Westgate bridge. Traffic across can be problematic. On the plus, the train takes 10 minutes to Flinders street station.

So, these photos are from July / August 2008

Some playparks:

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Trains and railways

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Some houses

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Beaches, parks,yacht club and ocean

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Westgate bridge and views of the city from the bridge

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Scienceworks Museum is fantastic for parents and kids.

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Thanks for the pics again. I love seeing pictures so that I can get my head around what to expect.

Thanks again

Nes

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Dankie vir die fotos!! Ons bly in Melbourne maar as ek jou fotos kyk dan voel dit asof ek deur iemand anders se oë net weer kyk en besef hoe n stunning plek dit is!!!!

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You have a knack for getting the good ones. Thanks Polly!

Is the weather as "manic" as everyone says??

The parks/play areas are gorgeous..

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The weather changes a lot, but I feel it is a little predictable. If the wind is gusting really strongly and suddenly everything goes calm, expect hard rain. You can also see the clouds come in. To me it feels very much the same as Cape Town weather. It is very dry: washing dries on the line within half an hour, in summer, even if there's no wind. It is windy at the moment, just like the Cape is over the holiday season when the Gautengers go down to Cape Town to complain about the wind :ilikeit: Winter is very wet and cold. The extremes in temperature are a little worse, but the houses seem to be built for it.

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Thanks.. Melbourne's weather is always mentioned :ilikeit:

(love that the washing dries in no time flat!)

The houses in these pics are really lovely.. can move in tomorrow :ilikeit:

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Polly

Great shots...

I have a request... only if you are able to... and when you have time..

I would love to see photos of Templestowe, I believe many Saffers live there as well...

Regards and thanks... (will repay you for ePetroli... sorry I know you have to fill yourself)

Joefromsa

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Polly,

Thanks for these pics, we haven't ventured over to the west yet but this gives us a great idea of what to expect.

Ah yes, the weather... LOL, as a former Capetownian I must admit I don't think it's too bad - the only real difference for me is the humidity, which isn't too bad I guess (well so far so good :D ). If you live along the bay you can normally tell from the sea or the heightened fly activity whether bad weather is on the way, same as in SA :D

Rudi

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NP. Probably won't get to it today. Hubby is off on a business trip, but will try tomorrow (Book sale on Thursday :D)

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Apparently Williamstown is popular over weekends and evenings. People go to have dinner at the restaurants on the shore overlooking the yacht club. Then you get those views of the city.

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