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Bellarine farmlands from the Bellarine Tourist Steam Train

Had a walk with a difference on the Bellarine Rail Trail on Sunday: walked the 17km of the Bellarine Rail Trail – mostly downhill thank goodness! – which goes from Drysdale to Queenscliffe through open rolling pastureland and beside the salt marshes of Swan Bay. Blustery wind but good walking weather and wonderful views. Was passed by lots of families with tots as young as 4 on bicycles – we all had the same goal in mind – getting to Queenscliffe in time to grab a cafe lunch and then catch the Bellarine Peninsula steam train back. Talk about travelling in style!

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Finally, the spring weather is being celebrated by patient Melburnites who have been desperate for  sunshine and bright skies after a long winter!  On the weekend, I did a wonderful circuit walk in the brisk sea winds along the sea wall from Point Lonsdale to Queenscliffe, via the evocatively named dune-top Lovers Walk.  Stopped for an essential cafe moment at Queenscliffe’s historic Hesse Street, then wandered back via the Bellarine Rail Trail which hugs along the calm waters of Swan Bay – you can see by the photo I was rewarded with a spectacular sunset. It’s time to get out and get walking, Melbourne!

Spring Sunset over Swan Bay

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