You lead and I will follow
THE majority of Portland residents had not stirred from sleep when two people strolled down Julia St in the early hours of Friday, a little after 6am.
Member for Wannon Dan Tehan was accompanying Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on an early morning walk around Portland.
They were soon joined by two others – Portland Observer journalist Bill Meldrum and photographer Elly Hateley, who was busy snapping away to capture Mr Turnbull’s first visit to Portland.
Mr Turnbull’s first stop was to read the plaque at the Old London Inn on the corner of Julia and Bentinck streets – he said he had a real interest in reading plaques. Diplomatically, it gave Meldrum a chance to catch his breath!
Another stop happened at the Gordon Hotel, this time to read another plaque.