Underwood Park, QLD


Friday, January 24, 2020

LAST DAY AT THE BEACH.

Too soon it was our last day on holiday in Rye on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. The weather had warmed up and we spent the day on the beach.  Bernie's family (our SIL) own a beach house and a beach box at Rye Beach. We couldn't stay in their beach house because it is an airbnb too and it was rented out. We hadn't originally planned to go there until bushfires made it necessary to change our plans. Anyway we could use the beach box, where everything you need for a BBQ on the beach is stored. Lots of friends called in too. The boys went out in the motor boat to catch some fish for lunch.
 Granddad resting in the shade.

Just a short stroll to the beach and a kayak for the boys to have fun in. 

 The beach was very crowded on this day. It was still Christmas and school holiday time.

 There is no big surf as it is part of Port Phillip Bay. But is extremely suitable for children.

 People as far as you can see. We have been here when there has been no one on the beach at all.

Uncle David and Banjo brought their paints and set up in the shade.

16 comments:

  1. I like the 'beach box' by UK standards it's HUGE! My family had a beach house when I was a toddler. It probably wasn't that much bigger than your 'box'😂

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  2. Looks like a great vacation spot. Never heard of a beach box and thanks to you I understand the concept.

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  3. Looks nearly like the beaches in Belgium in summer ! You can hardly get a place to lay on the beach there are one person besides the other. Awful ! As soon as the sun comes out and it is warm, certainly half of Belgium is hurrying to the sea ! Sometimes the highway is so crowded that they let one convoy through wait and then the next one ! Mostly during summer holidays. We avoid weekends and famous cities. Then it is OK. It's only 150 km from Brussels.

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  4. really a lovely beautiful beach. I have not heard of a beach box, but what an excellent idea.. and that looks like everything you could possibly need for a day on the beach. you all did really good when the fires changed your plans.

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  5. Great photos of your family gathering Diane. Loved them all but I thought the last one was really cute :)

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  6. Really like your beach box, looks perfect for a day at the beach.

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  7. A perfect spot! How lucky to have a beach box in the family too - no lugging of everything to the beach ;D)
    Great you were all able to escape the smoke too

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  8. What a super way to spend your last day there Diane, love the beach box, reminds me of the 1920's 😊

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  9. Well everybody had a great time I see.

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  10. Hello, looks like a great day at the beach. The Beach Box is a great idea! Painting is a nice way to capture your visit. Wonderful family photos. Enjoy your day!

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  11. It looks as if you had a very nice day at the beach, even if it was crowded. I like the idea of a beach box.

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  12. What a cute little beach box! Was there place to sleep or is it just for day use? Good that Banjo is a budding artist!

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  13. Lovely photos of the beach and family - looks a good beach as you say for the children.

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  14. My experience of the beach in Victoria is that the water is always way too cold. That is a lovely photo of the artists at work.

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  15. Nice to see everyone enjoying the surf and sand, Diane, especially when we are still looking at snow through our apt window. Thankfully, much has melted away due to warmer temps and rain, but it's still winter here in New England.

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  16. I'm glad you stayed safe from those fires. No doubt you were very happy with this alternative idyllic place - despite the crowds!

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