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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

C is for celebrations...


C is for celebrations...
(Continuing my series on the Mornington Peninsula)

Celebrations especially include Australia Day in Dromana...and last Saturday 26th January was that day.

Far from the idea of barbies and beer drinking
- that seem to have been popularised as the Australian way -
this celebration by Port Phillip Bay includes:
* fun run at 8:00am in the morning along the foreshore
* free breakfast - bacon and egg roll
* rides for the little ones - incl a ride in the surf rescue boats
* activities for the little ones - incl face painting and art and holding animals
* a display of vintage cars
* local produce for sale - e.g. Peninsula Honey
* fly over of planes from Tyabb airport
* music on a stage - from early morning till 1pm
* and all the while, the sea and sand welcome those who just wish to enjoy the views of many colourful sails on the bay

Here is a collection of photos from last Saturday's Australia Day






Sweet celebrations
Communities bond in fun
Our Australia Day



Linking to:
ABC Wednesday Round 12 - C is for celebrations - Australia Day 2013

9 comments:

Leslie: said...

Happy Australia Day...looks like lots of fun!

Leslie
abcw team

photowannabe said...

Sounds delightful and very family friendly.
Nice to see such a warm looking day when most of the USA is in its winter clothes.

Roger Owen Green said...

celebrate - good times!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a wonderful time everybody is having. The little girls in the water are adorable..perfectly captured (their parents would probably love a copy of this picture!)

Chubskulit Rose said...

Your first and last shots got me! Just full of joy!

COINS
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Straight from the heart said...

wow, beautiful shots... wish to visit this country too, thanks for the visit

Lea said...

Wonderful!
Hope today is a good one for you!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Happy Australia Day, Gemma. I love your message above the comment box.

These pictures made the whole thing come to life: Facepainting, rides, fun at the beach, a band, hula hoops. Some day I do want to leave the States and visit!

Namaste, Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.com/2013/01/31/chanteuse-in-sneakers/

Beverley Baird said...

What a wonderful choice! Great photos and haiku for c!