Moonlit Sanctuary at Pearcedale - 50minutes south-east of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula
A special feature of this sanctuary must be the lantern lit evening tours enjoying the nocturnal activity of the wildlife.
Fine sanctuary Special wetlands for wildlife Home for endangered
My neighbour's boat parked on his front lawn while it awaited a new engine.
The boat name fascinates me.
I think it is a play with the expression Yarra happening, but the last part seems to have been lost in the execution.
The Yarra is the river that runs through Melbourne.
Boat without water As if lost in the desert Body without soul
Bike riders are a common sight on my Mornington Peninsula.
But this was an accidental photograph in Dromana's main street.
I was intending to to zoom in on the bent figure on the window, but, in the process, my finger accidentally clicked the camera button and this is the result.
I have a photo of unintentional blues - blue poles and a rider all decked out in blue!
A couple of poles A passing rider and bike Blues of the moment
More shadows at the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens gift shop.
This feature is just outside the entrance.
The stripey shadows are created by the thin wooden beams across the skylight roofline.
On hot days, the beams support a screen which rolls across the skylight to break the glare.
Tight shadowy lines Confusing reality In magical ways
A sign at the entrance to Tooradin on Sawtells Inlet.
It is a commemorative plaque marking the site of the Tooradin Coach Route which passed through here in the 1800s.
The sign reads: In the late 1800's the coach route to South Gippsland after leaving Tooradin at times ran along Corduroy Road laid along the water's edge because the ground elsewhere was too marshy and the bush too dense for safe passage. Corduroy named after Corduroy Cloth was the road building technique used by the pioneers. The supply of crushed rock and other permanent road building materials was quite limited so they used timber from the surrounding heavy bush. Logs were cut and laid together across the road's width providing a solid but very bumpy surface. A section of corduroy construction is laid at the base of this marker.
(The base of the marker seems to be covered with plants!
But could the sign refer to the "props" of the marker?)
Old travelling days Lively challenging journey Thrill seeking moments
A view of the entrance to Tooradin which sits on Sawtells Inlet (featured above).
The popular fishing inlet flows into Westernport Bay.
I like how the shadows seem to add a fringe to the border on this viewing deck outside a nearby cafe.
This little village was an event region for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
Tooradin Village Magic gateway to Gippsland Fishing paradise