Happy New Year

…to everyone who drops by.

It’s 4pm New Years Day here and hot. It got to 42C yesterday so we decided to escape the heat by catching yet another movie – this time the Darjeeling Ltd. quirky, odd and enjoyable. It was then a quiet night at home. I have to admit that I have never enjoyed New Years Eve, maybe that’s one of the costs of being a non-drinker because sitting around watching people get full is not my idea of fun. Maybe I’ll write some more of that later after it cools down a bit.

At 3am this morning it was still over 30C and only dropped to around 28.5C at around 5 am. We’re expecting a cool change through soon and it can’t come soon enough for me.

I know I still have more Tasmanian trip photos to post but I thought I’d give people a look at some of the country and beaches near my home town mainly becuase we tend to forget how lucky we are with our own backyard at times. The photos’ in the slide show below are of part of the Mornington Peninsula within an hour of home for me – you’ll see Flinders Pier, Cape Schanck National Park and Point Nepean.

Point Nepean is the easternmost part of the Port Phillip Bay Heads. In the 1860’s it became a military base and the first Allied shot of World War 1 was fired from one of the gun emplacements on the base at a German Merchant Vessel about to leave the Bay. Much of the point is still off limits to the public becuase the army and navy used it as a firing range for years and there are still unexploded bombs lying around in the dunes. But it’s a fascinating place to visit in easy reach of Melbourne for people interested in a bit of history.

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Happy New Year

…to everyone who drops by.

It’s 4pm New Years Day here and hot. It got to 42C yesterday so we decided to escape the heat by catching yet another movie – this time the Darjeeling Ltd. quirky, odd and enjoyable. It was then a quiet night at home. I have to admit that I have never enjoyed New Years Eve, maybe that’s one of the costs of being a non-drinker because sitting around watching people get full is not my idea of fun. Maybe I’ll write some more of that later after it cools down a bit.

At 3am this morning it was still over 30C and only dropped to around 28.5C at around 5 am. We’re expecting a cool change through soon and it can’t come soon enough for me.

I know I still have more Tasmanian trip photos to post but I thought I’d give people a look at some of the country and beaches near my home town mainly becuase we tend to forget how lucky we are with our own backyard at times. The photos’ in the slide show below are of part of the Mornington Peninsula within an hour of home for me – you’ll see Flinders Pier, Cape Schanck National Park and Point Nepean.

Point Nepean is the easternmost part of the Port Phillip Bay Heads. In the 1860’s it became a military base and the first Allied shot of World War 1 was fired from one of the gun emplacements on the base at a German Merchant Vessel about to leave the Bay. Much of the point is still off limits to the public becuase the army and navy used it as a firing range for years and there are still unexploded bombs lying around in the dunes. But it’s a fascinating place to visit in easy reach of Melbourne for people interested in a bit of history.

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Coolart Homestead, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia












Coolart Homestead, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia












Coolart Homestead, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia