Saturday, 31 July 2010


Max and I had a great few days away at Lorne.
We went from one side of Port Phillip Bay to the other, about a 2 and a half hour drive.
Click on some of the links to check out the history of the area

Sparrow on the Pier at Lorne

This is the view from our balcony to the beach

12 Apostles
Giant rock stacks that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean and are the central feature of the rugged Port Campbell National Park

This was our appartment

Thought that some of you "Shabby Pink Girls' would love this little boat

Something for the 'Lovers of Rust'

This gorgeous Swing Bridge was just up the beach from where we stayed

Max's yummy Big Breakfast

Erskine Falls - 312 steps to get down there and what felt like more than 312 steps to get back up

How sweet is this little bird
I should have cropped this photo so you could have a better look at this sweet bird, so why not just click on the photo to enlarge it

Sunrise from our loungeroom on our last day

Moonlight walk on the beach on our last night at Lorne


Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Looks like a wonderful break Alison. We did the drive a few years ago too on our way to a break in Portland. Amazing drive and spectacular scenery.
Thanks for the lovely images. said...

it looks divine, your apartment setting looks divine, the pink dingy is gorgeous and Max's big breakfast is making me hungry! Rachaelxo

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison

I love Lorne! We often used to stay there for a few nights...that was when we had a normal life..ha ha!

Glad you had a break away

Gail xxx

Tina said...

Hi Alison. What gorgeous pics!! This is a drive that my husband and I have always wanted to do, especially to see the 12 Apostles! I hope we get the chance to do it. Your trip looks like it was fabulous!! Love your profile pic too:) Wishing you a wonderful week ~ Tina xx

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Hi Alison....!

I'm GLAD you had a lovely time away....! THANK YOU for showing us these FABULOUS pics....They make me wish for my own weekend away....Mr SVJ & I haven't been to Lorne for AGES....3 years or so....Maybe after the SVJ I'll surprise him with a weekend at the Cumberland....!!

THANKS for the inspiration AND the reminder....!!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah :o)

Peta said...

Looks like a fab holiday Alison. Wonderful photos!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

It's gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for your visit! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful getaway, a few days away is always good for the soul.
Lovely photos!

barbara said...

Hello Alison, your blog looks wonderful, what a lovely break I love that part of the world ... Barbara :)

Monica said...

WOW! You live such in a wonderful spot on earth!
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a note.

Anonymous said...

spent a lot of time in Lorne in my younger days, Aaah the memories, thanks for the pics, some things havent changed

Pearl Maple said...

Looks like a lovely holiday on the beach, it is a pretty area.

Am off to Townsville this week for a few days on a work conference but hoping to squeeze a few minutes to enjoy the views around town.

Amy M. said...

Love that sweet little sparrow and I need a pink boat just like that! I live in a river town and I think I would look just great cruising around in a pink boat!

Crafting by Candlelight

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison :) Wow, your pics look amazing! That is definitely a drive/trip that we plan to take one day. GREAT that you had a lovely break too. That pink boat is to die for!

Karen xx

The Pink Poodle said...

dear Alsion...those photos are fabulous..
Looks like you had a great time..."I" like Gail..LOVE LORNE/aireys inlet etc..

especially Lorne with the pier & the great crayfishey restaurant!!

stayed there a few years ago feeding the kookaburras on the balcony of the rented house...awesome!!

the svj fair is 13th & 14th aug...starting at 8.00 am...ashburton scout hall..

xx andrea

Julie-Ann said...

It looks like a beautiful place to relax and unwind. Glad you had a lovely holiday:)

Natasha Burns said...

Lorne is such a beautiful part of our coast, lucky you in your beautiful spot there!
Oh I forgot about all the stairs at Erskine Falls! Yes, it is a long way down and even longer back up again! At least you got to see the lovely little wren in your travels :)

Annie said...

Beautiful photos of our lovely land

Drawn to The Sea said...

Wow, a fabulous place to relax & refresh. I did click on the little bird. A finch of some kind?

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

I love that pink canoe. And I have a question: What kind of melon or fruit or whatever is that on your breakfast plate? It looks good.

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

The view from your balcony was amazing!!! Looks like you had a wonderful vacation. xoxo

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Alison
Fabulous post! You know I still haven't seen the Great Ocean Road.. on my to do list.. I may just have to get details from you of where you stayed.. looks fantastic so close to the water..

Sounds like you had a wonderful time.. love the moon shot too.. xxx Julie

Emma Burgess said...

I loved looking at these photos- makes me want to come for another holiday one day! Emma.

Katrina said...

How nice is that Alison?! I have never been there...must do that one day. Glad you had a lovely trip away. Nice to do that every now and then! Have a great week xo

My Dream Canvas said...

Wow...this is stunning! I love the 12 Apostles. I am hosting a jewelry giveaway on my blog. Would love to see you there!

Robin said...

oh your pictures are just beautiful! I love that you captured that pink boat! It would look wonderful framed!
Thanks for stopping by for a visit Alison!