Postcard from Portsea

August 10, 2011 in Australia,Places,Postcards,Victoria

I’m ready for it to be summer. Been ready, actually, since I left California in the dead of winter, had a few all-too-brief weeks of sunshine in Sydney, and then got hit with the gray skies and chilly winds of a Melbourne winter.

Portsea Beach, Mornington Peninsula, Australia

 

And you know what doesn’t help summer envy? Visiting coastal towns that you know will be insanely fun when the sun starts shining, the beaches fill up and the oceanside pubs get rocking–in the dead of winter. It may have been the perfect mental health day, the chance to collect and compose myself at the end of a busy work week with only the sound of the waves and the wind. But seeing these Hawaii-worthy beaches plopped down in coastal Victoria…I realized that I’m ready to let loose. View from Portsea Hotel in Victoria, Australia

 

The view from the Portsea Hotel: perfect spot for lunch and a beer.

Portsea Pier, Mornington Peninsula, Australia

View from the Portsea Pier, Mornington Peninsula, Australia

Portsea Pier, Mornington Peninsula, Australia

 

Portsea Pier, Mornington Peninsula, Australia

Ocean view from Mornington Peninsula National Park, Australia

Ocean view from Mornington Peninsula National Park, Australia

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  • Oh wow, I REALLY want to travel now! I can’t wait to get out of the desert and see such lush green sites!

  • Cat

    Gorgeous!

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t it gorgeous? I can’t wait to go back in the summer!

  • Anonymous

    I loved it!

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