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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

S is for Sorrento...


S is for Sorrento... 
(Continuing my series on the Mornington Peninsula)

Sorrento is another popular seaside town on Port Phillip Bay.
First British settlement of Port Phillip Bay began here in 1803 before Melbourne was settled in 1835.

Sorrento is popular for:
* scenic beach on Port Phillip Bay
* scenic and rugged ocean beach on Westernport Bay (just like last week's Rye Back Beach)
* dolphin watching tours
* wonderful seaside views from accommodation
* scenic streets
* boutique main street shopping
* scenic cliff top parkland overlooking Port Phillip Bay
* Queenscliff-Sorrento ferry crossing Port Phillip Bay to the opposite Bellarine Peninsula

The photo above is a view shows part of the coastline at Sorrento and a portion of the pier leading to the Queenscliff-Sorrento ferry.


Interesting sign near the bay beach area not far from the pier.


A view from the cliff top parkland of the Sorrento area.


A landmark at the beginning of the main shopping area in Sorrento.


One of many interesting old buildings in Sorrento built from local limestone.

precious Sorrento
foundation stone of our life
like a sweet mother


The ferry docked at Sorrento.
The back end opens for cars to board.

Linking to:
ABC Wednesday Round 12 - S is for Sorrento

9 comments:

richies said...

Sorrento looks like an amazing place. Our car is a Kia Sorento.

An Arkies Musings

ewok1993 said...

what a splendid place photographed on a beautiful day.

Leslie: said...

I've been to Sorrento in Italy, but not to your Sorrento! Looks absolutely lovely - as lovely as Italy's.

Leslie
abcw team

photowannabe said...

This looks so inviting. Wish I could be there.
Lovely Sorrento.

Nonnie said...

what a Stunning Sight! I enjoy the views of the blue, blue water. Sorrento looks like a SUPER place to live.

Lea said...

Very scenic area with interesting history!
Have a blessed day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team said...

Scenic Sorrento indeed

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

Joy said...

What a lovely place, looks so relaxing. That sparkling blue sea has a lot in common with the Italian Sorrento.

Roger Owen Green said...

I'm most interested, for some reason, with the limestone building.

ROG, ABCW

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