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Great Ocean Road | A weekend in Queenscliff | Up a lazy river... the Murray | South Gippsland Seachange | Melbourne's Street and Contemporary Art | City of Melbourne | Victoria Market, Melbourne | Autumn and winter in Melbourne | Mornington Peninsula | Daylesford and the Victorian Spa Country | Maldon, gold rush town | Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne | Royal Melbourne Show | Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne | Coastal Art Trail, Port Phillip Bay | Around the fringes of Melbourne | Victoria's High Country | Walhalla, lost in the Great Dividing Range | Wilsons Promontory | Playing the Piper: Kyneton, Victoria | Back to the Big Country (6 galleries) | Canberra | Sydney, Harbour City | An Australian Christmas

South Gippsland Seachange

A welcome break from the sweltering city: 3 days based at Port Albert, an historic seaside village in the East Gippsland region, east of Melbourne. Following a shipwreck here in 1841, a boom town developed here as colonial Victorians began to exploit the harbour as a gateway to the goldfields in the hills to the north. When railways reached eastern Victoria, the shipping trade dried up.

Back again for a longer stay over the Christmas holidays, December 2017. For those who haven't experienced it, Christmas in SE Australia is usually a time of sultry days or even scorching heat, interrupted by thunderstorms. Down here on the Bass Strait coast we can enjoy the sea breezes - and hope to glimpse, again, the kangaroo mob that populates the swampy scrub at the end of our little (unpaved) street.

To all our pBase chums, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Local farmers competed this year to decorate their hay bales!
Local farmers competed this year to decorate their hay bales!
Gippsland, Vic, Australia
Gippsland, Vic, Australia
Farm gate whimsy
Farm gate whimsy
Coast and marine park, with Wilsons Promontory visible beyond the inlet
Coast and marine park, with Wilsons Promontory visible beyond the inlet
Big skies
Big skies
Our rented cottage at Port Albert
Our rented cottage at Port Albert
Lifebuoy in readiness...
Lifebuoy in readiness...
Port Albert
Port Albert
Ugly as it is, the watertower has its place
Ugly as it is, the watertower has its place
Early morning at Port Albert
Early morning at Port Albert
Early morning light, again
Early morning light, again
Port Albert
Port Albert
Reflections at Port Albert
Reflections at Port Albert
Early morning at Port Albert
Early morning at Port Albert
Maritime Museum, Port Albert
Maritime Museum, Port Albert
Former Bank of Victoria, now Maritime Museum...
Former Bank of Victoria, now Maritime Museum...
Giant stingray browsing at Port Albert
Giant stingray browsing at Port Albert
Calm morning in Port Albert
Calm morning in Port Albert
Improver's opportunity! Port Albert
Improver's opportunity! Port Albert
NZ Christmas Bush (Pohutukawa) flourishes all over the Port Albert township
NZ Christmas Bush (Pohutukawa) flourishes all over the Port Albert township
Pioneer cemetery out of town at Alberton
Pioneer cemetery out of town at Alberton
Cleaning the catch at Robertsons Beach
Cleaning the catch at Robertsons Beach
The historic Long Jetty at Port Welshpool
The historic Long Jetty at Port Welshpool
Yarram: almost an anachronism?
Yarram: almost an anachronism?
Century-old courthouse at Yarram
Century-old courthouse at Yarram
Coffee and a catch-up...
Coffee and a catch-up...
A small pioneer cemetery outside Yarram
A small pioneer cemetery outside Yarram
Art Nouveau-styled Butter Factory at Yarram
Art Nouveau-styled Butter Factory at Yarram
Tarra River, near Tarra-Bulga National Park
Tarra River, near Tarra-Bulga National Park
Tarra-Bulga National Park
Tarra-Bulga National Park