It is 8:30 PM and once again I am having a really hard time staying awake, while I write this. Hopefully it will make sense.
I drove Jim to work this AM and after dropping him off, I headed south to the Mornington Peninsula. Ever since we started researching Melbourne this area has intrigued me, so I guess it only makes sense that that would be my first destination. The Mornington Peninsula forms the eastern side of Port Philip Bay. So the Port water is on one side and the ocean on the other. I drove to a little town named Sorrento where I found small parkinn area at the end of road. From here I hiked north and south along the Coast Walk trail! It was spectacular, as the pictures prove! Sometimes I was hiking along the top edges of the cliffs and other times right on the beach. The tide was out so there was lots of room to hike! The trails were in great shape and there were just a few people around. After 2 hours of hiking I ate lunch at a cafe in Sorrento, overlooking the Port Philip Bay. After lunch it was back in the car to continue going south on the peninsula to the Point Nepean National Park, which in addition to being beautiful, it has a lot of military history. Great place.
So hopefully these pictures will be worth a thousand words, because I am really tired. In addition to hiking a good bit, I drove over 200 kilometers, which is stressful therefore tiring. Time to go to bed.
I do want to mention that the Boston Marathon tragedy has received lots of airtime down here and we are thinking of our runner friends who were there today and had what should have been a great event become a time of fear. We’re thinking of all of you.