Day 264: Mornington Peninsula… wow!

Back Beach, Ocean

Front Beach, Bay

Our good friends took us in for the holidays. The Marie family invited us to Rye for Christmas. We gladly accepted the invitation. We all slept in after a long night of relaxing and drinking. We woke up to a delicious breakfast and made our way to explore Rye and the neighboring beach towns. 
We kept hearing that Mornington Peninsula was gorgeous and boy were they right!!! Mornington is divided into two sides: the ocean side and the bay side. Both are equally beautiful in their own way. The ocean side has choppy water, crashing waves, beautiful rocky cliffs, windy, and is great for fishing. The bay side is calm, has clear water, and is great for laying on the beach and enjoying a BBQ. 

We just got here and we are already planning a weekend trip back.  The best part is that all this beauty is only an hour and half drive away from the city!