Thursday, March 03, 2011

Ern's visit Part II: Mornington Peninsula

During the week, Ern and I spent a couple of days in one of my favorite areas of Victoria, the Mornington Peninsula. It's sort of like Cape Cod, a summer weekend destination for city dwellers, only with better wine and more kangaroos. We started off the trip to the hot springs where we soaked in pools of natural warm mineral water and also witnessed an entertaining photoshoot involving a girl who looked like a stripper in unfortunate tiger print bathing attire.

We went on a couple of hikes (aka "bushwalks") in two parts of the national park- Cape Shanhck and Point Nepean, where we got rained on and deftly avoided dangers such as snakes and unexploded bombs. (we did see a snake, and a bunch of kangaroos.)

A large portion of the trip touring vineyards. I know, you're shocked. Our favorite wines came from Tuck's Ridge, partly because the guy pouring tastes reminded us of Colin Frizzle. He also recommended a great lunch venue...hello, polenta fries!

We stopped in Rye on the way back to Melbourne and took some photos of their brightly colored beach sheds, something of a symbol for the region.

1 comment:

J.R. said...

Hah! I like how you say "more" kangaroos, as if Cape Cod has some, but just not a lot.

Looks like you guys had fun getting the band back together down under.