Day two of our little coastal getaway was no less perfect than the first (see what we got up to on day one here). We woke to find the sun hiding behind a moody sky that promised rain later in the day. Desperate to make the most of our precious time here, this nudged us out of the house for an early morning stroll down to the Portsea back beach in the warm, humid air.

Portsea Beach View 2

View of Portsea Back Beach

Nick Ben and Jess Beach

Jess on Beach

Portsea Beach

Jess and I Beach Walk

Aren’t beach walks the best kind of walks?

A few spots of rain, a darkening horizon and rumbling bellies told us that it was time to head back. Ravenous for breakfast, we headed into Sorrento for a morning bite at The Sisters — Kitchen Garden Cafe. What a delightful little place! A nursery had previously occupied the site and this little cafe has kept with this theme. Lots of the delicious produce used in their dishes is freshly picked from the portable veggie patches surrounding the cafe. Jess and I enjoyed the red quinoa and organic oat bircher muesli with baked apple and walnuts and our men couldn’t go past the tempting savoury options. Coffees all round too, of course.

Appetites satiated, we were ready to pack our bags and then head to the Merricks General Store on the way home to meet the lovely Heidi (from Apples Under My Bed) and her partner, Ben, for a refreshing drink and to share exciting plans for 2014. The perfect way to top of a beautiful few days.

We arrived home from our little coastal getaway feeling happy, energised and recharged. It was just what we needed.