Life of luxury. I could get used ot this!

Trip Start Sep 07, 2011
Trip End Sep 06, 2012

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Flag of Australia  , Victoria,
Saturday, January 7, 2012

Today, Alan & Sue Travers (my dad's business partner) were coming to pick me up as they had offered to look after me during my visit to Melbourne which was so kind of them.  They picked me up around 8.30 am and whipped me off to Middle Park where we went to this lovely cafe called Hot Honey for breakfast.  I decided on Eggs Canadian.  Basically it's eggs benedict without the bacon but with smoked salmon.  OMG, it tasted amazing.  Back to having good food for a short while.  Sorry two minute noodles, gonna have to leave you behind for a week!

After breakfast they took me for a little drive around the local area before going to their apartment in Port Melbourne.  They are letting me stay here on my own whilst they stay in their holiday home in Sorrento.  I am one lucky girl.  Their apartment is amazing.  It is an old factory building which has been renovated, so it has so much character.  They are on the 10th floor and they have a view overlooking the ocean.  It is absolutely stunning.  My kind of place, just way out of my price range.  They told me leave my stuff here and pack a little day bag as I was going down to Sorrento for the weekend with them and also going over to Phillip Island on Sunday, wow!

On the way down to Sorrento, we stopped off at a place called Flinders for lunch, which was again, gorgeous and tasty.  When we got to Sorrento and their holiday home, I was blown away.  What a beautiful house.  It looks like something off of Grand Designs.  It was big, open, light and airy.  Yet again another wonderful property.

They are very fortunate in Sorrento to have a front beach and a back beach.  I had never heard of this expression before, but the front beach is the bay beach (looking into the bay of Melbourne) and the back beach is the beach going out to the ocean.  Take your pick.  We went to the back beach as there are great rock pools there that you can swim in when the tide is out.  Alan went out in his kayak whilst Sue and I took the easier option and went in the small rock pool as it was slightly warmer than the other freezing cold rock pools.  Maybe because it was full of kids and they could have been doing something in there to warm it up!

Stayed there for about an hour before going back to the house to shower and change and then out for dinner.  On the way to Portsea where we were having dinner, they took me on the Millionaires walk which is a path between Sorrento and Portsea which follows the coastline but actually goes through peoples back gardens who own these million dollar houses.  It was a lovely walk and I felt really weird walking through peoples gardens.  Sue told me that they have to allow you to walk through as no one is able to claim the coastal paths and the public have right of way.  Amazing to see the wealth around here.  Dad - come and buy a house over here.  Wouldn't take so long to fly to China then!!

We went to dinner at the Portsea Pub which was lovely.  I had pork belly with seared scallops, sweet red cabbage and a sweet potato mash.  God, the flavours that were going around in my mouth were amazing and the pork crackling was to die for.  I think I might put on a bit of weight this week!

Just to fill you in on Sorrento.  It was Victoria's first official European settlement in 1803.  People flocked here for the beautiful beaches and historic buildings.  The rich people live here and come here in the summer to get away from the city and relax.  I can see why!
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