At the moment we are on a Victorian road trip. So far we’ve been down the east coast of Victoria, making our way to Venus Bay, a place I’ve never ventured before.
It’s so lovely to discover new places and see new landscapes and have a fresh outlook on what’s going on around me. I really enjoy that part of travelling. And the little towns along the way! SO much to take in, absorb and ponder. I loved this old building and it’s cute name: The Porcupine Place. Wedged between two freshly painted shops, this little building drew my eye with it’s rendered cement top half, old bricks and mustard coloured timber work. That faded sign just tops it all off, don’t you think?
This cool looking cactus caught my eye too.
And old churches seem to stand out when they are placed right in the town centre, don’t they? Steeples are pretty fancy set against a bright blue autumn sky. I can not walk past one without snapping a shot – power lines and all.
I love checking out the things for sale on the side of the road too as we road trip along our merry way. Like this dream boat green Chrysler. Oh wow. Perfection. I see it pulling Mabel, happily bonding with her and spending it’s later life as her chauffer. Can’t you?
Right now we are in Venus Bay. It’s a sleepy little holiday makers village on the southern east coast of Victoria. It’s landscape is flat as a pancake but then as you head to the beaches the sand dunes create this mountainous feel as they are planted out with coastal grasses and low growing salt loving shrubs. The beach feels like its own little valley protected by the towering dunes. It has a cosy, nestled in feel. I’m liking it.
Our days have been nice and slow. We’ve me ambled about, playing games, laughing and chatting with friends who have met us here for the weekend, shooting some arrows, sipping wine and going to the local pub for dinner. As I’m writing the rest of the gang are off at the beach, hopefully catching some fish for our dinner tonight. I am thinking about going for a run with Josh, though it’s tempting to skip it. We’ll see.
The only downside is that Lew chose not to come with us. He is a home body and doesn’t like venturing out and about much now that he is 17. I’m hoping this will change as he gets through this phase because he is desperately missed by all of us right now, that’s for sure.
Anyway, we are here for another day and then we’ll be off to the big smoke – Melbourne.
Hoping you’re having a lovely relaxing weekend wherever you are!