Wednesday, 1 February 2012

BAYSIDE, MELBOURNE

The City of Bayside is a Local Government Area in Melbourne. It is located in the southern suburbs, with an area of 36 square kilometres and an estimated population of about 100,000 people. It comprises the City of Brighton, City of Sandringham, City of Moorabbin, City of Mordialloc and City of Bayside. As well as having quite exclusive and very expensive real estate by the seaside in Brighton, for example, it also has areas of industrial and business park usage, as in Moorabbin, for example.


Last Sunday we had gorgeous Summer weather and we went for a drive down the coastal road, visiting Elwood, Brighton, Hampton and Sandringham. The sea was perfect and there were many bathers, sail boat  and motor boat enthusiasts, as well as the jet ski devotees. Many lovely beaches exist along this stretch of Melbourne's suburban coast, so it is a popular are for fun in the sea and sun. Add to that large numbers of great caf├ęs, restaurants and all sorts of other eateries and you have the recipe for a perfect weekend outing.


This post is part of the Watery Wednesday meme and also,
part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme.












23 comments:

  1. Sunny day is good for outdoor activities such as swimming~

    Happy Wednesday~

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  2. Ah that looks really inviting.

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  3. Such a gorgeous and inviting place, Nick, and your captures are superb as always! What a wonderful watery post for the day. I do love the beaches and the beautiful skies!

    Sylvia

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  4. Send us some of that summer weather up here. Sick of grey skies lately.

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  5. Thank you for sharing nice summer gift pics, Nick. Hope spring comes soon.

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  6. The seascape is so inviting! And I join the gulls enjoying the cool waters!

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  7. I would love just a few days of that sunshine.... Great photos. AND "there is nothing healthy about a tan!"

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  8. Lovely shots!
    The sun is so good to see!
    We do have winter in Norway at this time!
    Happy Wednesday to you!

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  9. Beautiful set of summer pictures Nick, a walk along that beach would be very appealing! We're still a little too hot over here!

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  10. Aren't Melbourne's beaches sparkling at the moment. Great shots Nick.

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  11. Well, my first comment on your photos posted in today's blog, I must say...."How I envy that gorgeous tan!!" :::sigh::: Me, here...a true paleface. LOL

    Anyway, LOVE your photos today. I love the sea. And may I add, the water is so beautiful and blue.

    PS....my camera is just a Kodak [nothing special]

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  12. Beautiful pictures from the beach! Nice and sunny!

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  13. It was so good being out enjoying some summer weather last weekend! These sunny coast views are simply stunning! Since the weekend , the temperatures have dropped and winds increased! It's like a wild Autumn!

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  14. This is where I'd like to be right now!

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  15. You can't go wrong with piers and sandy beaches. Lovely.

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  16. What a great skyline! Lovely warm photos too. Europe is being hit by a Siberian cold wave and I was hoping my country was spared due to its geographic location, but the cold is getting here now and tempeartures will drop the next days. Grrrrr.... :-)

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  17. Love your pictures, especially because I love the ocean, thanks for sharing...

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  18. wow, that´s a gorgeous beach. How I would like to be there right now.

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  19. Beautiful photos, lovely to see you have taken advantage of the summer weather and wonderful scenery in your area.

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  20. Beautiful photos Nick - I especially like the one of the seagulls.

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  21. Beautiful photos Nick - I especially like the one of the seagulls.

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  22. Beautiful photos, looks sunny and warm.
    Have a great day :O)
    Mette

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  23. I can see why you would choose this coast to drive along. How beautiful and so lively. I did want to warn your sun bather to use sunscreen! :-) Your first photo would be a great subject for a watercolor painting--such pleasing level of color and intensity.

    BTW, don't know my AU geography very well, but I used to be a great fan of a detective show called "Gold Coast". Are you familiazr with it? Your coastlines look like the ones on that show.

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