Category Archives: Beach

An August Spring

We welcome spring in Melbourne. With temps in the 60s, spring has finally arrived and not a moment too soon.  These beautiful weekends beckon us, once again, down the Mornington Peninsula.  Spring beach finds at Sorrento Back Beach and pinot noir at Paringa Winery make up a perfect … Continue reading

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Cape Schanck

When visitors are in town (cousins from California in my case) you want to go somewhere new and different, somewhere off the beaten path, somewhere a local Aussie would possibly take visiting friends to escape the droves of downtown tourists.  We tested our … Continue reading

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The curly shell jackpot

We are loving beach exploration and made our best discovery yet.  Rickett’s Point, about a 10-15 minute drive south of us, is a beautiful, bay area, wildlife sanctuary.  Claire hit the mother-load when it came to curly shells…  and our first … Continue reading

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Havaianas Thong

While in a surf shop in Torquay I realized what I had been missing, a new pair of thongs, Havaianas thongs.  Thong = flip-flop.  They have been in Australia for over a decade but just hit the States a few years … Continue reading

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The Great Ocean Road

One of my favorite pics of our Australian adventures so far: Claire and The Twelve Apostles. 

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Brighton Beach

The Brighton Beach Boxes are very photogenic and I cannot stop taking pictures of them.  Many tourists stop, take the “I-can-now-say-I-saw-them” picture and move on.  Each Beach Box has its own identity and is privately owned.  They are not available … Continue reading

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Greetings from the other side of the world

  Elwood Beach

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