Our city has much to offer – all within easy reach. Discovered Black Rock again after visiting my sister Marge in the ’80s. The walks along Port Phillip Bay are so well preserved and the revegetation programmes a success. For ‘birding’ enthusiasts – there are many surprises, from the Blue Wrens in the coastal fringe, to the Albatrosses brooding on the tiny black basalt (I think) islands

Coastal walk at Black Rock – many surprises and delights along the way

Banksias in bloom

Heading towards the Sandringham Yacht Club along the seaweed trail

Cormorants and Sea Gulls watching the human panorama on the board walk

Dedrie and Lil B enjoying some respite and a welcome escape from those “oh so fierce” Labradores

The walk back to the car with the promised cold front starting to make it’s appearance

An Albatross bidding us farewell