Wednesday, 25 April 2012

MORNINGTON, VICTORIA

Mornington is a sea side town on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, located 57 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. It is in the Local Government Area of the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. Mornington is known for its "village" atmosphere and its beautiful beaches. Mornington is a popular tourist destination with Melburnians who often make day trips to visit the area's bay beaches and wineries.

The Post Office opened on 21 May 1856 as Schnapper Point and was renamed Mornington in 1864. The town centre runs into the foreshore area and local beach, which features a yacht club, restaurant and park with playground facilities. Mornington is an attractive destination for shopping and features some excellent restaurants and cafes. The north of Mornington is also home to several horse breeders and stables.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Water World Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Nature Footsteps Waters meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme.










19 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place! I do love the water and the birds! Superb captures, Nick, of your wonderful country! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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  2. The image of the older couple untangling their fishing wires is absolutely beautiful!

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  3. I love the photo of the elderly couple.

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  4. You have captured the essence of Mornington Nick. Great job.

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  5. A beautiful place indeed.

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  6. What a great series of photographs! I especially loved the fishing-line scene! But also loved all the boats!

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  7. You have so many lovely little port towns. I really enjoyed seeing this one.

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  8. Beautiful photos, again, Nick.

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  9. Fabulous photos as ever!

    Herding Cats

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  10. Such an awesome photos. I'd rather take photos than do fishing. Fishing is very relaxing to me I am sure I fall asleep waiting for my first fish hehehehe! Thanks for joining Water World Wednesday

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  11. Beautiful blue photos, Nick. Full of joyful places. I love the picture of many yachts.

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  12. Fabulous photos from Australia,..i like
    Thanks

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  13. Beautiful images. Just love the image of the couple working on the lines. :)

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  14. Lovely series. Great colours in that sea pool.

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  15. I just know my camera and I would love to visit there!

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  16. A beautiful day for fishing! Great shots.

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  17. what a lovely place here Nix, we are waiting for the right weather so we can go on fishing again. :D

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  18. Wonderful place and day. Super pics, Nick!

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  19. Gorgeous shots. The sky is just amazing, the blues and the light, what a great day to be out taking pictures.

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