Sunday, July 06, 2014

Sunday saw us waking a little tired - Why???
Our room was above the function room of the hotels and all the young folk seemed to be having skolling competitions as young men do. That was in between the band playing.
Looking out from the cafe that was once known as Diver Dan's is the new bridge that replaced the old "pick a board" bridge that was in the Sea Change TV series.
It adds to traffic flow but the charm is missing - that's progress.
Its winter so no ice cream today.
We decided that we would have breakfast at a local Barwon Heads cafe called "Barwon Orange". Sue had the poached egg and bacon on sour dough and I had the poached eggs with mushies on sour dough washed down with two cappucinos.

Leaving after breakfast we drove back to catch the ferry at Queenscliff - it really is a lovely place. Making it just in time we drove straight on to the ferry for the 10.00 am sailing and decided we would  enjoy a little time in Sorrento before visiting close friends that have retired on the Mornington Peninsula.
In a century previous paddle steamers took their passengers across the bay.
Here's some early history of those days - click for a larger view.

As we drew closer to our destination we saw how some of the privileged lived in their mansions.

Sandstone hotel in Sorrento
Sorrento's Post Office
A cup of tea and sticky bun over a couple of very enjoyable hours saw us hit the road for home to prepare for the week ahead.

How was weekend - tell us - we'd like to know.


  1. Thought you had been up all night watching the TDF!! Too much sport on this weekend!
    Hope all is well, I took a tumble off my bike in Salamanca Spain and ended up with a trip to the hospital. Nothing broken other than a tooth, but I was black and blue and 3 stitches in my lip!! The holiday still continued though despite it all. Keep well Diane

    1. Diane it seems to be the season for falling off bikes - enjoy the rest of the trip.

  2. I hope your ribs are better Leon! Diane got injured and I've had foot surgery. Lots of Facebook time for the past 6 weeks for me. My weekend was very uneventful except keeping my foot elevated and taking care of my cat who was afraid of Independence day fireworks (that seemed to be non-stop for hours. I don't ever remember the noise being so constant, coming from every direction). By the way, there was an unfortunate shark attack in Manhattan Beach. I felt very sorry for the swimmer and the shark. Reminded me of Australia :

    1. A new meaning to putting your feet up but if you have to, you really soon get bored with it I would think. Hope you have a quick and successful recovery.


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