Arrived in Melbourne, off to the Cup Parade.
We have arrived in Melbourne in time to go ashore and into town for the Cup Parade.
It was a bit of a trial, an endless queue for the shuttle buses from the wharf into the city. Allthego thought the go was to walk to the dock front and catch a tram instead. This was a bit of a walk and there was an endless queue to buy a Myke tag, load it with some cash and head off. Four or five trams came by as we waited and progressed in the queue. It was clear that some people can work these ticket machines and some can’t, we where blessed with the later. It took ages, eventually one of the tram drivers just said get on the tram, so we did. It took 20 minutes or so to get to Federation Square where the Cup Parade finished.
We got a good spot right behind the barriers and could see all the race connections walking up the pink carpet. We also had to listen to a loud mob of protesters ranting about whips and horse deaths over a megaphone, free speech! The parade band soon drowned them out.
All in all it was a memorable event. Lots of people out and about. We got a Myke tag and headed back to the boat. Had a chicken Subway as we walked to the tram stop, tasted a bit like a Brisbane chicken Subway.