Sunday, August 27, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
Australian native plants from all over with orchids growing under the cafe - visitors centre. Many were in flower as it is almost spring too. Our tour was taken at a leisurely pace over about 2 hours around the outer circle perimeter foot path, followed by a superb lunch in the cafe. The Garden was designed by the landscape architecture practice of Taylor Cullity Lethlean and covers 11 hectares with over 100,000 plants that have been planted over the last 3 years. Ephemeral Lake Â by Edwina Kearney y and Mark Stoner - liquid-shaped ceramic plates. Diversity Gardens - plants from all states. Rocky waterway with large iron sculpture. Kids were seen later enjoying a paddle
Saturday, August 12, 2006
We began our walk on the cliff tops after parking near the top of stairs. We first went right to Daveys bay then left towards Canadian bay around Penguin Point. After this walk drove around the Canadian Bay area looking at all the mix of old and new large houses, many with great views over the Bay. I was interested to see what remained of the hospital where children with polio and TB spent months at a time getting a lot of physiotherapy in the days before Salk Vaccine - now a geriatric hospital. We passed a Masserati and then had to stop for a puppy sitting on the road - he was retrieved by his 10 year old owner. We got lunch in Mount Eliza Village and drove on to Mills Beach just near Mornington where we found sheltered and sunny spots to sit and read all the Sunday newspapers. These stairs were too steep for me to get back up the way my angina is. Cliffs between Davey and Canadian Bays Path around to Daveys Bay Massive houses looking over Daveys Bay Desbrowe-Annear or Arts and Crafts or Tudor style house. Davey Bay Yacht Club access denied to beach!
Looking towards Frankston from Daveys Bay New House and high wall beside path back to the stairs. View back towards stairs from Penguin Point Penguin Point Penguin Point looking towards Melbourne Canadian Bay from Northern end