Melbourne is often described as having four seasons in one day and Monday lived up to that with strong winds, then pouring rain and then sunshine.
Less than an hour’s drive south of Melbourne, we could see why the Mornington Peninsula is a popular getaway for people in the city. We stayed at the Marina View Caravan Park in Hastings on the East Coast as this was the only place we could find that allowed dogs. The coastal walks starting at the camp site were dog friendly.
Luckily Tuesday was gloriously sunny all day and we couldn’t have had better weather for a drive around the Peninsula. It was a morning of sculptures. First up was the McLelland Sculpture Park which gave us the opportunity for lots of photography and it also allowed dogs which was great.
The park was bustling with visitors and school groups. The park has a mixture of sculptures from quirky pieces to interactive installations.
The enormous sand sculptures at nearby Frankston were impressive and part of an exhibition over the summer.
The coastal drive from Mornington to Rosebud was very scenic and we bought some local mussels from a fishmonger along the way. There are several vineyards on the peninsula and the region mainly produces Pinot Grigio. We picked up a bottle from the T’Gallant vineyard to go with the mussels. A rustic baguette from the excellent Red Hill Bakery finished off our dinner plans.