New Farm Park, Brisbane

Sunday, January 23, 2011

CAPE SCHANCK, MORNINGTON PENINSULA, VICTORIA

While we were on the Mornington Peninsula for Sonya's wedding we did a little side trip the day after.

We drove to Cape Schank right on the tip of the peninsula.

We walked through the National Park towards the sea.

I liked the twisted trees.

The board walk went right out to the tip of the point but there were too many steps for Bill and his sore toe and I wasn't too sure about my knees either so we didn't go all the way (wimps).

Instead, I admired the wild flowers and grasses.



Cape Schanck Lighthouse

View Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Dec 2010 in a larger map


To give you an idea where we were you can click on the + or - to make the map bigger and if you click the place markers (there are three if you zoom out) it will tell you where it is and a photo too. (I hope this works I just figured out how to do it. I haven't worked out how to get it to stay zoomed out))

22 comments:

  1. What a wonderful outing you've shared here with us, Diane. I, too, like the twisted trees! A couple of your pictures could have been taken in SA, there is so much similarity :)

    Gorgeous photos, as always!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hah! See that bit of green at the very end of the Portsea peninsula which forms one side of the Port Phillip heads? When I was in Melbourne last November to see Leonard Cohen, my friend Diane and I spent a day down on the Mornington Peninsula specifically clambering over Fort Nepean at the very tip which is an old WW2 gun emplacement. Fascinating stuff and with a bus that takes you out there, and comes back two hours later.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Diane, I always love you photography and I adore your new design. It really shows your beautiful photography and trips so much nicer.

    Gorgeous just like you are!

    ReplyDelete
  4. It is a lovely environment. I can see your problem with the photo's. They are not so bright as before. Hope it will be solved soon!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Again...another place I'd like to see. I too liked those trees. I'm such a wanderlust.

    ReplyDelete
  6. It's been many years since we were there, not so many steps then.
    Even if you didn't do the whole walk, you captured some of the beautiful scenery and plants there.
    I particularly like the photo of the lighthouse with those flowers in the foreground.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wonderful photos, Diane! And a beautiful place to visit, not sure about all those steps though. Gorgeous view! I enjoy visiting different lighthouses.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow, Diane;) your new look blog is beautiful and emphasises the photos. When I'm settled up in Kenya, I want to ready blog-hop starting with your camera club blog. Isn't it wonderful that we can say or nay to walking up and down, or coming or going. Ha! we just can and then do what we want to do! There was no need for you to walk thoses stairs: you captured the lines and the brilliant view so well. I love the flowers and grasses. We have a very similar grass called Setaria It's indigenous to SA and just beginning to seed now and attracting a multitude of birds. Thanks for the tour. And it was good to see you over at my blog again! Have a good week - Jo

    ReplyDelete
  9. I don't blame you for going all the way to the end of those steps. You certainly got far enough to to capture some beautiful scenery.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a great side-trip! And a beautiful place for a National Park. We have a goal to try to see all the NPs in the US. Your pictures make me wish we could see Australia's too. Those stairs look VERY long and steep. I know we'd have done the same as you did.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Australia has such beautiful coastline! Your photos are lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful photos Diane, the scenery is gorgeous. I love the view from the top of the walkway but my favorite shot is the field of daisies with the lighthouse in the distance.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Looks like a lovely place there.
    Photos are lovely as usual.
    Have answered or tried to answer your question on my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Your photos are looking terrific in the new look blog. I would have wimped out on that walk too. I especially like the last shot ...it says lovely sunny day beside the sea.

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is definietly incredible nature pictures! I love the twisted trees also. Greetings from snowy Poland!

    ReplyDelete
  16. What stunning pictures! The sea looks tempting...

    ReplyDelete
  17. That must have been a lovely walk, the photos capture it beautifully. Clever idea to include the map. I enjoy looking at maps but I haven't tried this feature on my own blog yet.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Diane, They certainly picked a gorgeous place to have a wedding. WOW!!!! Love those twisted trees also --and I really love that lighthouse.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

    ReplyDelete
  19. As always, your photos are stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a wonderful ramble, and I love this group of photos. I especially like the twisted trees, and my favorite is the Schanck Lighthouse. Sigh! I wish I was looking at flowers, and lighthouses instead of snow!

    ReplyDelete