Sue and I have been sampling how some other parts of the world do it. Short version (more later) — terrifying gridlock and traffic, (where can that end?) but nice sea mammal recovery: otters, seals, sea lions on the coast, in California. Hyper-enthusiast selfie-stickers photo-bombing the sedate Aussie tourist trying to take in a bit of history in Europe, reports Sue.
It’s nice to be home! Although they could keep this weather in Melbourne.
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IMAGERY: Background (Omar Prestwich, Unsplash); selfie stick (Adam Birkett, Unsplash)
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