Sunday, 26 July 2009

SORRENTO

A FINE WINTER'S AFTERNOON
Late this afternoon we went to Sorrento just for a couple of hours. Sometimes it is a nice break away from home just to go for a coffee and a wander.
There are so many places just half an hours drive away from home.
After wandering up and down the Main Street going in and out of various shops we got a take away coffee and went to watch the Queenscliff ferry come in.

Of course the seagulls stopped by for a visit in case
we had something to feed them as we got out of the car

Here comes the ferry. If we had have been there earlier we would have caught the ferry to Queenscliff but it was just too late in the afternoon to make it worthwhile. We will save that for another day and go mid morning.

Such a pretty spot.

Love this shot under the pier

We then went to the Sorrento back (ocean) beach.
Lots of little family groups having fun

Then off to our favourite spot Murrays Lookout to see the sunset.
Hope everyone had a great weekend.


41 comments:

Antique Rose Designs said...

Hi Alison we have a beach house at Rye and I love visiting Sorrento but we don't go much in winter I hate the cold. Take care Carol

Keasty said...

Love your photos Alison. Just tripped by by accident.

Connie said...

Sugar, that looks like a wonderful place to wanted off to. I especially like the color of the water under the pier. I've always said the best pictures on the web come from women in California and Australia, sweetpea! Must be something to do with the light.........
xoxo,
Connie

Lori said...

Alison, it looks so pretty there...your photos really captured the beauty!!!

bluemuf said...

Great pictures Alison, It looks lovely there.

Karen

Sue said...

It looks like a great place to get your thoughts together, lovely photos.
Sue

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Alison....What a beautiful place ~ absolutely magical and the color of the water under the pier...GORGEOUS!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing photos of your outing ~ I can only dream of visiting such a place. hugs and love, Dawn

Sherry said...

It is breathtaking there!! You take the best pictures!

:)
Sherry

Pearl Maple said...

Alison beautiful photos looks like a wonderful 'winter' day out.

Am in Melb tomorrow for a day trip, totally frustrated that I can not extend the stay and do more fun things.

If you were interested in the mail art Canon on the Meandering Pearl is hosting a swap.
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Country Wishes said...

Hi Alison,
I love Sorrento, the family holiday house used to be there, since needing a bigger one for the growing family my parents recently sold it and bought a bigger one in Rye... Mum and dad are just about to move there for good..
Hope you have been well.
X Cherrie

The Pink Poodle said...

hi alison...jee wiz...your photos are just BEAUTIFUL!!

and yes.. it is great down your way..re my last post..
BUT ON my side of the town...kind off!!
TAKE the ferry to queenscliff & do a blog on that gorgeous gorgeous little seaside town..
I love it!!

have a lovely week..ps..how is your website going??

xx andrea

Kerryanne English said...

There's something special about the beach - even in winter.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

cinner said...

Love the photos, especially the sunset, wow. sounds like a great day.

Deb said...

Gorgeous beach photos Alison! What a beautiful spot.

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison

Beautiful photos!
Sorrento has always been one of my favourite spots, we used to holiday there every years when we were kids, now look at me I live 20 minutes away

Rosy said...

I love that little bit of sun on the horizon shot the most, everything is so beautiful though. We're lucky here in Oz.

laura said...

What a lovely day. Your photos are very nice.

The husband and I used to take little day trips all of the time. Got to get back to that, thanks for the nudge!

Stephenie said...

I just loooooove the beach post..Your pictures look amazing..I wish I was at the beach right now...
STephenie

Sarah said...

Hi Alison,
What gorgeous photo's. That one under the pier is my fave, the colour of the water looks so inviting.
~S~

Firefly Hill said...

Lovely Alison....thanks for sharing your day. I love to go to the beach in winter...such a different feel than summer. Your photos are great!

xo,
annie

nelda ream said...

What a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing it.

vicki archer said...

Beautiful shots Alison....a fab weekend by the looks, xv.

Laura [What I Like] said...

Oh my heavens the water under that pier looks just heavenly! I want the weekend to come!

Debbie Egizio said...

Oh how lucky you are that this is so close to home. What a beautiful retreat!

Ro Bruhn said...

One of my favourite places to visit too Alison. I sell my jewellery at Antipodes gallery in the main street. Look forward to meeting you on the 8th.

Just Between Us Girls said...

Dear Allison,
I love that shot under the pier. You should sell this photograph on Etsy and it would make wonderful note cards as well.
Thank you for visiting my blog. Had lots of company this summer so I did not blog much. Have a great day.
Pat

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey chickadee!! I love that picture of under the pier!! Its so pretty and blue! Can I come and play with yall at the beach?! hehe Big mermaid hugs

toodles-
Sarah

Jeanne said...

Alison, Sorrento looks like a glorious place. The water is amazing and seems to go on forever and ever. I'd like to go there for a coffee too! Thanks for sharing the beautiful place.
xo
jeanne

oldflowers4me said...

i so live just down the road from sorrento-next time we must meet up-singing and skipping-jo.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Alison,
It is just so gorgeous, thanks for taking us all along. I so love the ocean and your Sorrento looks just beautiful here!

You asked about my tomatoes, the ones in the photo are called Sainte Lucie tomatoes... yum!

Happy weekend!
xo~Tracie

The Rose Room said...

Its a beautiful spot Alison! Rachaelxo

shabbydreaming said...

What beuatiful pictures!! Most of them could be framed and put on the wall!! Sounds like you had an awesome time!!
mands

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Alison, I think you've just spent the perfect afternoon.....or so it seems to one who lives in a "land locked" situation, like me. It takes us hours, and hours to reach a beach. Your photos are stunning. How peaceful to watch the sun set over the ocean. Thanks for taking us along.

Best Wishes,
Kay

cindy said...

Such a gorgeous spot! I do love the beach and yep, that "under the pier" shot is amazingly beautiful!

-c
yapping cat

The Shabby Cottage said...

Allison pop over for a visit when you can. sandy

Rosemary said...

So pretty Alison!!
I love the way you say take away coffee instead of coffee to go.
Thanks for sharing with us!!
Rosemary

Dolly said...

What a beautiful place to escape life and enjoys Gods glories!

Thank you for taking us along!

XXOO
Dolly

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What beautiful pictures! It looks like a lovely place.

Natasha Burns said...

I love Sorrento, you're so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of our state :)
The ferry brings back memories, we caught it with the dog in the car once, when he was a puppy - it's been so long since we've done that ferry ride!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This post left me very peaceful. I love the blue of the water under the pier.

Tutti Chic said...

Gee Alison...That ferry looks like it could be the ferry coming from martha's vineyard to cape cod!!! It's so hard to beleive that in this end of the world the temp is 90 degrees & you are having your winter there! stay warm...:) chri