Victoria Journals

A Night at the Prom

A May 2005 trip to Victoria by iandsmith

Yanakie sunrise Photo, Victoria, Australia More Photos
Quote: This is a story of a couple of days spent at one of Australia's premier national parks - Wilsons Promontory National Park.
Tingara Cottages Photo, Victoria, Australia
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There are three self-contained units with ensuites, and they are thoughtfully set amongst scrubby vegetation to protect them from the winds that sometimes howl across the peninsula. Breakfast is served to your room if it has to be cooked or left with you the night before if it's continental. Very cosy and comfortable, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

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Tingara Cottages
Tingara Cottages
Victoria, Australia

Autumn at the Prom

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Yanakie sunrise Photo, Victoria, Australia
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It was the worst of winds. It was the kind that makes sleep an impossibility. It was the kind that roars incessantly in varying degrees and drives at the walls, roofs, and windows, intent on finding their weaknesses and tearing them asunder. It was the kind that produced occasional rain and threw it horizontally in the inky blackness at anything in its path. It was the kind that caused trees to have a disfiguring twists, a permanent reminder of the wind’s power. It was the kind that motor-homers and caravaners dread. Sunrise arrived to reveal a million white horses prancing across the notorious Bass Strait, whipped along by gale force winds, not unlike those responsible for the April F...Read More

A Day at the Prom

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Squeaky Beach Photo, Victoria, Australia
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On the following day, our destination was Rosemarie’s trip down memory lane. She has a fetish for Squeaky Beach, so named due to the noise made by your feet on the sand, something that can only happen if the grains are all the same size and shape. Go figure. En route in the car, I stopped to take a photo. Strangely, there are those in this world who have no trouble believing that I would stop to do such a thing. No sooner had I snapped off a shot at the Norman Lookout than a lady asked me to take a pic of her and the Japanese couple who were accompanying her. In between shots, she was keen to proudly explain how many years she and her beau had walked this promontory and that her husband’s ...Read More