A WEEKEND in THREE PARTS
Last night we posted on the start of our weekend and Barwon Heads.
It featured a small snippet of the TV series "Sea Change".
Today we took the car to the opposite side of the bay.
Join us on part two of our weekend.
Barwon Heads is on the Bellarine Peninsula and is reached either one of two ways. You can drive from the Melbourne Central Business District to the long flat boring highway to Geelong and then on to Ocean Grove. You enter Barwon Heads via a bridge that takes you across the outlet of the Barwon River.
|Down on the far right bottom corner is Sorrento and Portsea. We caught the Ferry out of Sorrento and took some time to wander around the village of Queenscliffe before moving on to Barwon Heads.|
The other more interesting route, particularly for us due to living 20 kms to the other side of the CBD is to drive through the rolling hills and bayside roads of the Mornington Peninsula to catch the Ferry at Sorrento that takes you to the historic village of Queenscliffe. We decided on this way and enjoy the trip across the bay.
|The Ferry leaves Sorrento at the end of the Mornington Peninsula. Sorrento was on of Victoria's first settlements but was abandoned due to the lack of fresh water.|
|The water colour reproduction below shows the scene in the background from a century earlier.|
|Sue became highly excited with the thought of crossing Port Phillip Bay on the Ferry - me, I get sea sick.|
|It actually is a quite an impressive ferry and very comfortable. After living on the bay for over 30 years, this was the first time we've taken it.|
|Yep! That's us enjoying a bit of fresh air in the depths of winter in Melbourne.|
|The Ferry takes you to Queenscliff where we thought we would take in a light lunch at the VueGrand Hotel.|
|Looking out the windows of the VueGrand we saw Harry's bus service.|
|Lunch was a platter of dips with flat bread and squid with lime aiol|
|Inside the Vue Grand Hotel Queenscliff.|
|This church has been converted to a home and is the main street of Queenscliff.|
Barwon Heads was also used in the closing scenes of the film - On the Beach, based on Neville Shute's book.
We'll show some photos of Barwon Heads tomorrow.