Along the Bellarine

Melbourne’s weather is changeable, today it’s steel grey skies and chilly temperatures. My canine companion Ed and I are both wearing protective black fur

What a difference a week makes! Seven days ago I was having a “playday” with my friend Lorna, who took me along the Bellarine peninsula to lunch with other friends, walk, explore and have fun. This peninsula- an almost island-boasts some remarkable and iconic spots as well as stunning views. On such a clear day as we had we could see the other famous Melbourne Peninsula, Mornington and the city of Melbourne in the distance.

Before lunch we stopped at Barwon Heads, famous in the psyche of many Australians for the setting of “Seachange” a popular ABC drama.

After making a caffeine pit stop, we reached our lunch destination, Jack Rabbit Vineyard, with sufficient time to absorb the stunning view and peaceful ambience of the area.

Our friends arrived and we settled in to our delicious wine and food, while sharing conversations both deeply philosophical and light hearted fun.

I concentrated on soaking up the vitamin D in the warm sunlight while inhaling that pure sea air. After lunch we drove home slowly, stopping at Portarlington and other little towns along the way.

The following day beamed weak sunlight with a grey and silver sky.

When you stay in Melbourne, you’ve got to capitalise on every sunny day and we certainly did that along the Bellarine

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