This was the first warm day after Melbourne exited from it’s sixth lockdown and Melbournians were able to visit regional Victoria. People were taking full advantage of it. This would have been awesome – if we hadn’t planned to go to the beach to do some kayaking.
I did a quick walk to get some photos of the crowds. It was packed! These photos don’t show just how crowded Eastern Beach was; I took these photos after people had started to leave. I hadn’t seen it this busy since Australia Day in 2020.
It was so awesome seeing people hanging out with their families and having fun. It was a bit disconcerting, after spending months doing the right thing and following all restrictions. I hadn’t been around that many people in a long time.
Things are hopefully returning to normal.