Monday, January 25, 2016

St Kilda Pier

A spontaneous drive to St Kilda one afternoon, turned into a lovely walk along the foreshore and the iconic St Kilda pier and a chance encounter with one of the locals. 

The beautiful old Kiosk sits proudly at the end of the historic Pier...
St Kilda Pier Kiosk...with great views back to St Kilda's Luna Park and Palais Theatre...St Kilda Pier 
...and a fantastic panoramic view of the city skyline.
St Kilda Pier views of MelbourneThe Pier is managed by Parks Victoria and is the home to a colony of Little Penguins and Rakali. I'd never been here to watch the Penguins come in at sunset, I'd only ever seen them at Phillip Island.St Kilda Pier Little Penguins
I was thrilled to find this guy just chillin' under a rock right next to the walkway. It's amazing that they live so close to the city, surrounded by hundreds of people all day, every day.
St Kilda Pier Little Penguins
We watched locals fishing off the pier for a while, soaked up some sea air, then headed back to shore. 
Leonardo de Cormoranto entertained us on the way. "I'm the King of the World", he shouted.*
*may or may not be entirely true.
St Kilda Pier Cormorant
What: St Kilda Pier 
Where: St Kilda
Why: historic pier, city views
How Much: FREE
Grab a coffee at: The Snug Public House

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