We recently had the opportunity to stay in a house at Ocean Grove for a change of scenery. Ray grew up taking holidays in the area so he wasn’t enthused but it was quite new to me. Friends joined us and we checked out the Surf Coast walkway. We chose an interesting leg from Bells Beach to Point Addis that gave us the opportunity to see the high cliffs. There weren’t as many sea views as we would have liked but the bush provided some spring wildflowers.
On our own again we headed for Anglesea where we were fortunate to be at the time of the Wildflower show. Though we were too late for their walks, the bush was marked with tape so we could spot the orchids. I had a lovely time with the camera.
Point Lonsdale was just down the road providing a photogenic setting at sunset. The tide was out allowing me to walk around the point and find the best angles as it got darker. We returned again in the morning for different light.
A circular trip around the Bellarine Peninsula reminded Ray of how flat and uninspiring the countryside is but the beaches provided some relief and we were lucky enough to see the steam train operating for the school holidays. Lunch at Portarlington Bakehouse was lovely. A final trip to watch the floodwaters racing under the Barwon Heads bridge to cap a great few days away.