We spent 2 weeks hitting every beautiful beach we could between Sydney and Melbourne.
We hooked up with local hosts through the U.N. hospitality network called, Servas. You can stay for 2 nights for free with your hosts. Our first day in Melbourne was absolutely gorgeous, and we spent all of it in the sun as Graeme was our host, and taught us how to body surf. Like the dumbass I am, I'd tried to teach my daughter how to boogie board when we were in Hawaii and almost drown both of us. Riel escaped unscathed while I ruptured my eardrum when the board hit me in the side of the head.
On the other side of the Pacific, with some wet suits, boards and informed instruction we got it. After one particularly spectacular ride as my 13 year old son Zion and Graeme raced side by side for the shore, Zion jumped to his feet and exclaimed, “Graeme is the master, and I am his willing disciple!” We filled up our waterproof video camera with great footage and that night enjoyed a spectacular meal together.
Melbourne was everything we were told it would be and so much more!
This adventure and many more published in, Four Homeless Millionaires, available everywhere.