Blogs from Rye, Victoria, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Rye January 30th 2012

Saturday 28th January - Congratulations and best wishes to Sarah and Darryl on your Wedding Anniversary. We’re sure you will have had a memorable day. Because of the events of the night before, we changed our plans somewhat for today. We had thought to catch the tram into the city with John so as to visit the Eureka Tower and its magnificent high rise viewing platform. Rod and Tania had visited it a few days ago and said how much they enjoyed it. However, given John’s unfortunate problem of last night, we thought he would benefit more from a lie-in so we decided to leave the tower for a later date. David, Mele and some of her relatives had planned a trip to a winery on the Mornington Peninsula and had arranged to pick up Daphne ... read more
but Micky had to stay home in the care of Bert and Kym
It was a long walk to get out to some deeper water
but well worth it and it was great fun

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Rye November 24th 2011

Tuesday morning (22nd) dawned pleasantly bright and sunny - the weather forecast had not been brilliant and showers were likely later in the day.So after having breakfast on the verandah we made plans for the day. I prepared a flask and we identified a couple of places we might visit for a walk – we’re spoilt for choice in this area.We drove along through Sorrento and headed for Portsea where we found our way to the Nepean Point National Park.Access to the very end of the peninsula is restricted so, to get there, we would have to walk (too far), cycle (too energetic) or use the shuttle train (too expensive).Because it’s the quiet season, we were allowed to drive to the half way point from which several walks are sign-posted.The lady in the Information Centre had ... read more
to have my paddle - and it was a little cool!
Are those wavy lines really my footprints?
Looking across to Cheviot Beach

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Rye November 21st 2011

Sunday 20th looked a little better weather-wise so I got some washing on and hung it on the line to dry. Graham spent some time discouraging mad Micky from swinging on the new blind. We had it in mind to visit Yering Station, a well known vineyard on the outskirts of Melbourne and the likely location for brother David’s forthcoming nuptials.We set off at about midday, a little later than planned, to cover the 40 kilometers or so just beyond the suburb of Lilydale. Traffic moved well and we were soon approaching the vineyard.What we hadn’t bargained for, though, was the monthly Farmer’s Market which must be the best attended Farmer’s Market we’ve ever been to.The normal car parks were full, ca... read more
on the lawns of Yering Station
It's certainly a wonderful venue for a wedding!
with glorious views all around

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Rye January 10th 2011

Ok! So yesterday we got back from rye! Let me tell u about rye day. We had the meeting at 10am! Guess when the four of us woke up? 9:30! So we got there 10min late but we were out of the house by 9:45 which is a solid effort! Esspecially since we didn't want to go but am i glad we did! The public speaker was of Asian background and was sook funny! He was talking about when he was young snd not in the truth, his fam celebrated Christmas! But one day he asked. His mum: "how does the fat guy get to us? We haven't got a chimney!" Mum replies "why would u want a chimney? It's 40 degrees with 90 percent humidity!"  Now I can't remember how he said it but it ... read more

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