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Mornington Peninsula to Devonport

The Great Southern Journey is kicking in!

The Mornington Peninsula is such a beautiful area! We stayed in Frankston, which is really well situated for exploring the area.
The little boat houses all along the bay reminded me so much of Muizenburg, South Africa - except that these will set you back a cool K$60! And in the event of the beach eroding away under your beach house - well there she goes!!!


Arthur's Seat is a great tourist drive, spectacular views of Port Philip Bay and Melbourne City and packed with all sorts of attractions. We went to the Motor car Museum and found so many interesting things - from Singer pedal sewing machines to a Hybrid Honda coupe! Found the tiniest Goggo mobile, Studebakers, Rolls Royce and a Ford Jeep.


Travelling along millionaires row, Brighton and St Kilda, we made our way to the wharf to board the Spirit of Tasmania. It is quite large for a ferry - one normally thinks of a single deck, maybe 100 passengers going over to Straddie - think again. It was a pretty eventful overnight crossing for us.


Day 1 in Tassie - Sheffield, the mural town and Railton, the topiary town. Like in Victoria, there are so many historic houses, office blocks, hotels etc, it feels like walking back in time. Right next to the park is a cottage dating back to 1880!
Seems like Saturday is the same in all of Australia: at the local Bowling Green, the red team was playing the Blue team today, and on the tennis court, aces and games to love!


At Sorrel we stepped on to a Tassie beach for the first time - there's a penguin colony and windswept trees - gives you an indication of the weather patterns along the coastline!
Tomorrow we head off to the Tamar Valley and some more exciting places!

Posted by Johannstock 01:46

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Great. Can't wait to read about your experiences on the island. When are you coming back to the mainland? We might catch up? We're in Barwon Heads opposite the Mornington Peninsula. 3 days here then a week in MBE then over to the other side.

by ChrisHenriette

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