Australia, Travel

Mornington Peninsula at Sunset: Photographic Journal

April 11, 2015

Even though I only had a few short weeks back home in Melbourne, I was determined that a few decent days were going to be spent down at the beach. While living in Berlin certainly has its perks, the oppressively long winters have certainly taken their toll on my body, slowly but surely depleting my Vitamin D stores. With a visit to Croatia last August being the last time I saw the coast — an unacceptably long stretch between beach visits for an Australian, I know —  I yearned to feel the sand between my toes, the warm sun beaming down on my ghoulishly pale face and the soothing, gentle salty breeze once again.

So, within the first few days of being home, we threw some towels in the back of the car and headed south for about an hour to the Mornington Peninsula. This stretch of coastline is a popular getaway spot for Melbournians and I’m guessing these photos of Sorrento at sunset may give a little indication why. Have I said that I’m happy to be home yet?

Sunset, Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne

Sorrento pier, Mornington Peninsula

Sunset in Sorrento

Sunset in Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula

Jetty, Sorrento

Sunset in Sorrento

Drinks at sunset, Mornington Peninsula

Have you been to the Mornington Peninsula or do you have memories of a particularly perfect beach sunset on your travels? Leave a comment below!

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  • Reply Vicki Bale April 11, 2015 at 7:50 am

    We are so glad you’ve enjoyed your trip back home, have loved the time we have spent together and look forward to when you come back for good! Xx

    • Reply The Department of Wandering April 13, 2015 at 11:56 am

      Me too, Mum! It’s been so lovely to come home for a few weeks. We’ve had such a special time with you all xo

  • Reply Vera April 11, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Wow! Those pictures are so crazily beautiful! I’ll be going to Melbourne soon so I would really love to check out this stunning beaches! Thanks for sharing! With love,

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    • Reply The Department of Wandering April 13, 2015 at 11:59 am

      Oh Vera, you must! It’s an easy day trip from the city, although you will probably want to spend more than a day! When are you planning to come to Melbourne? Be sure to check out the ocean side of the peninsula too — it’s a little more rugged but still just as spectacular! Enjoy!

  • Reply Ali April 13, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Love Melbourne! Australia is honestly an incredible place to call home huh. I haven’t been back in well over a year, and it’s starting to weigh on me!

    • Reply The Department of Wandering April 13, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      It really is, Ali. We’re so lucky. I hear ya — after being away for about a year, you really start to crave a visit! Will you be heading back any time soon? x

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