Beach weather? In July? Yes, I know that at this time of year Melbourne is typically cold, wet and windy. But from time to time we get a calm day with mostly clear skies, and on those days sunset over the bay can be quite dramatic. On these two days a couple of weeks apart, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time when the weather chose to put on a show. I even had the opportunity to go for a ride at a seaside amusement park, an opportunity I politely declined. And just because it's beach weather, doesn't mean you have to go swimming.