I can’t remember the last time since being in a deep depression that I’ve woken up and haven’t turned my music on.
I’m sitting in silence. My window is open so I can hear the trees being teased by the wind, birds calling and insects making sounds as the day is getting ready for a hot day in Melbourne.
More importantly, I’m letting myself listen to my own thoughts.
Yesterday I had what I call a day off. One day to actually do something really positive for myself. I packed my beach bag and a book and just headed for the coast. The beach is where I will always go to when I need to be alone.
I first stopped in Frankston. Locals sometimes call it (FRANGA) and it is a little bit bogan-esque, however I find most people quite honest and genuine.
If you say hello, they are not shy to say hello back or look at you funny…most of the time.
“how ya goin?” Is usually the best way way to say Hello. lol
Uhhh…what is it? and where did it come from???
After breakfast, I headed over to a local market to have a stroll around. It was a great community market with all sorts of small businesses selling products and also local residents selling their bric and brac. (vintage clothes and second hand items)
I came across a table with a lot of random jewellery. I love collecting all sorts of odd, quirky jewellery pieces here and there. This time I found a cool ‘8 ball’ ring, which I really love. It’s one of my favourite rings now and only cost me $1 ~ So Happy!
After a nice stroll through the market, I was ready to hit the beach. I decided to keep driving until I reached Rye for some Gelato or coffee. I finally reached Rye and it was quite busy as many people love to go to the beach on a hot summer’s day.
I enjoyed a Banana and Strawberry Gelato and a stroll down Rye Pier, before deciding I was going to keep driving until the very end of the Peninsula.
It was a really nice drive all the way down to the end, where I ended up at Point Nepean. I didn’t really know what I was going to do there, but I packed my towel, some food and left my car in the car park and just started walking.
I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful this place was found myself really enjoying discovering this beautiful place that is only 2 hours drive away from my house.
I took a long walk in the direction towards the Quarantine Quarters. When I finally got there I was quite impressed. It was very interesting to see all the old equipment they had for processing overseas migrants. Australia has always had strict quarantine policies, which has been essential to keeping our natural environment and produce protected from harmful pests.
I then took a long walk along the beach and found a quiet spot to relax and take some beautiful photos. It was so peaceful down there.
I decided to go to the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs and enjoyed the evening relaxing some more in the hot mineral pools.
It was exactly what I needed after a long stressful week. 🙂