Mornington Peninsula

We had the pleasure to take some New York friends down to see a little bit of the Mornington Peninsula this week. This is where the grapes grow, amongst other vegetable producing farms. We have had an unusually warm autumn, but this day there was some rain with some splendid dark grey skies. As you can see from the photograph, it is green and lush, so shall post this before the green disappears with the heat of summer.

We live near the top of the Peninsula on the less touristy side, which has its advantages, as in summer down the other side it is literally filled with tents along the sea- shore. People book from year to year. Even at Easter time, the coastline is packed with people. Since the road is narrow, visiting this tourist destination has its frustrations.

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Salix Restaurant and Vineyard, Mornington Peninsula Photo: Geoff Martin

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Living it up. Photo taken by the waitress

Whereas, we enjoy the relative peace and quiet of a non- tourist destination; horses are a common sight, and football/ cricket/ netball/tennis seem to keep the children occupied. We are not at the seaside and our nearest water is muddy, which suits the fishermen rather than swimmers.

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8 thoughts on “Mornington Peninsula

  1. bkpyett Post author

    Christine, glad it brought back some memories for you. Stanley is lovely. My Dad’s family were from Flowerdale, near Wynyard, nearby.
    Fancy you being at Red Hill!

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    1. ChristineR

      Barbara, I think Tasmania is pretty wonderful! I spent a week driving around there about 1990, and thought it way up there with New Zealand for scenery. My favourite place was Stanley.

      I went to school at Red Hill for a few weeks while staying with relatives (I was in Grade 5) and I remember being impressed by the views, even at that age.

      [and I’m not stalking you M-R, it just looks that way.]

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  2. M-R

    And a really super part of Oz it is, the Peninsula. I have a loved brother-in-law and his wife living down there, in Rosebud, and they just love it. They’ve made a late in life career out of building houses and selling them, then building another one, etc. – and they’re all on the Peninsula, somewhere. 🙂

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