Well – can you believe it’s Easter. Hope everyone is having a great break and if you are away take care on the road.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks but we are well and truly settled in with the house sit and looking after the 2 dogs, Rosie and Lola and of course enjoying the wonderful Victorian weather and endless summer like NZ. Our neighbours have adopted us and we have been out for dinner with a group of them and had happy hour with them sharing numerous Aussie/Kiwi stories!
We have “almost” finished preparing the caravan with really only last minute items to put in when we depart here on the 18th April.
We have been exploring the Mornington peninsula and during the week took the coastal drive from Rye, via Rosebud, McCrae, Dromana, Mount Martha and Mornington. We then drove across to the other side of the peninsula to Flinders (where we had a lovely lunch) and Cape Schanck (pronounced shank!) www.morningtonpeninsula.vic.gov.au The peninsula is home to numerous vineyards, beaches, shops, arts and craft, historical areas and sporting activities.
Have also visited Sorrento and Portsea– both very historical and beautiful parts of the Victorian coastline at the end of the peninsula and not far from where we are staying. Portsea houses the historic Quarantine Station and is the most expensive area of real estate in Australia – it is truly a beautiful coastal spot.
We have also been fishing out at the Portsea pier where Dave caught a very large squid that I cooked that evening (yummy salt n pepper squid) – the Greek & Italian locals were very impressed – although thought he was going to loose it! They squirt their ink as they are landed which I hadn’t seen before so you have to watch out (especially if you are wearing white). I had no luck but did enjoy trying. The coast is home to fur seals and one was playfully rolling about the pier as we fished to the delight of the local children (and adults)!
We are loving the emails and phone calls so keep them up! And I have taken a video of the caravan so when master the technical challenges I'll upload that.
Celia and Dave