Morning swim at Northcote. Felt slow and was slow. Think I would have struggled to run this morning, so probably as well that I didn't try to do so.
Notwithstanding the cold morning, almost everybody there was in the outdoor lanes - the indoor pool is a bit too warm for comfortable lap swimming (31-32 degrees) so it's not surprising that lap swimmers (the only ones allowed at the moment) prefer the outside.
A rabbit hole I went down yesterday was the 1945 aerial map of Melbourne
, my interest prompted by learning that one of my uncles grew up at a dairy on Bastings Street, about 1km west of here (meaning that there were still paddocks supporting stock here post-war). In 1945 where I am now was very much on the outer edge of suburbia - Separation Street was essentially the northern boundary. (That also applied to my old place in Heidelberg, with the suburbs stopping one block north). Few people had cars then so anything not within walking distance of a train or tram was generally pretty undeveloped.