A stroll around Williamstown in an afternoon.

Tranquil yacht mooring with the city behind.

Tranquil yacht mooring with the city behind.

This is an amzing house, completely over the top.....50m to the foreshore.

This is an amazing house, completely over the top…..50m to the foreshore.

Anyone for a hydrofoil ride?

Anyone for a hydrofoil ride?

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Newport Power Station and the Westgate Bridge

Newport Power Station and the Westgate Bridge

The Strand, near the corner of Fergusson St.

The Strand, near the corner of Fergusson St.

Williamstown Primary School

Williamstown Primary School

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I am embarassed to admit that I have never before explored this part of Melbourne. I never had a reason to be here and Williamstown is its own little world due to the geography of Port Phillip Bay. There is only one way in & out.
If you live to the north then the beaches of Torquay, Pt Lonsdale & Geelong beckon. To the south & east are Frankston, Rosebud, Portsea and so on. If you are not a fisherman or a boat person there is little reason to head this way. Fortunately my youngest daughter had an afternoon of athletics last week so rather than sit & read I went for a walk….What a pleasant adventure!

It was a mild Summer day and there were plenty of people around….riding bikes, eating ice creams, picnicking in the park, fishing off the pier, taking short ferry & hydrofoil rides, jogging/walking along the foreshore or just sitting on the footpath outside a cafe, enjoying a coffee/drink & watching the world go by…..truly relaxing. I am certainly returning very soon.

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