The Mornington Peninsula

Friendship. It is a funny thing.

I was in Melbourne on the weekend, visiting a friend I haven't seen nor spoken to for 7 years until a chance encounter late last year. It could've been awkward. But it wasn't at all. It was as if the 7 year gap didn't exist and we just picked up where we left off. (Phew.) We drove up to the Mornington Peninsula for a couple of days, explored the region and had a jolly good time.

Here are some of the things we did:

Lunching at Ten Minutes by Tractor. I had an entree of quail and duck for main. The food was amazingly good, but what's even more impressive was the wine list, which was so long it actually came in the form of a leather bound book. I had a glass of German sparkling white; bubbles are certainly my friend. If you're ever in the area, this is a place worth trying.Strawberry picking and eating. Instead of ordering desserts, we decided to head along to Sunny Ridge strawberry farm to pick our own sweet succulent strawberries. Such fun.Next up the beach. I am constantly reminded of how lucky I am to live in Australia. I could never tire of visiting the beautiful beaches this country has to offer. We drove up the coast and explored various beaches. The Mornington Peninsula stood out for me because of the colourful bathing boxes that dotted the beaches. This sight, I've never seen before in Sydney. How cute are they? I want one...in each colour please!
And finally, we hopped on to the Peninsula Hot Springs for a soak in the mineral hot spring pools. It was really crowded, I'm guessing, because the day had been hot and everyone, like us, was waiting for the air to sufficiently cool down (it would be absurd to have a warm soak when it's 30 degrees celsius out!).

There, we traded 7 years worth of gossip, watched a spectacular sunset while the thermal mineral waters worked its magic. I thought it was the perfect end to a perfect day. What bliss.

22 Responses to The Mornington Peninsula

nancy said...

oh that sounds so wonderful :) what a great break! sounds like you've got a great friendship, as well.

eat my shorts said...

It sounds like you had an awesome day! I love catch-ups with old friends! :)

oomph. said...

sounds like an amazing time. i love the name of that restaurant. same here, i'm lucky to be surrounded by great beaches as well. sometimes we take things for granted...it's nice to play tourist and explore.

[oomph.]

Rita said...

yes, today i bought the cleasing milk it might work better :)

❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

looks like you guys had a great time!! :) the food looks delish!
xoxo
jasmine

Eni said...

beautiful pictures as always

rolala said...

The great friendships are like that. You can just pick up like no time has passed at all. Australia does have some truly gorgeous beaches!
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Shoko said...

This sounds incredible. Nothing better than reconnecting with an old friend!

gotheart said...

Wow, Austrailia is so lovely!

You are so fortunate to live in that beautiful place.

Thanks for the pics and the helpful dining hints. Will definately do if I'm ever in your country!

Bravoe Runway said...

you know it's a true friend when even 7 years pass by you can still relate to each other!

Bonnie said...

It's so great when friends can pick up where the left off.

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psychelyn said...

Real friendship is never measured by distance or time.

hope in high heels said...

The true friends are like that aren't they. It feels like only a moment has passed when you catch up again even if you haven't seen eachother in a long time.

It looks like you had a wonderful weekend... your gorgeous pictures are making me a little homesick though!

Mandy said...

What a wonderful trip! It's amazing catching up with old friends and crazy how you can just pick up right where you left off. Jealous of the gorgeous beaches!

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M.E said...

wow those look amazing!


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blondebenedicte said...

thank you :)
aww lovely pics, make me hungry lol! :)
bisous xxx

Diva In Me said...

Wow! I must say I'm glad you both cross path again. At times friends like that are hard to find and sometimes friends lost were never found again. Your pictures are great and I'm sure you both had a really good time =)

Squared said...

These pictures are wonderful dear!

Interwebs Fails said...

Such nice photos. :D

kristi said...

these are all a few of my favourite things.

Luna said...

I have a friend who this happens with too. If I haven't seen her for a year or two, we just pick up where we left off.