Today began quietly enough. We rose later and drove into the Latrobe Valley Airport to check out the Aero club where Don can continue his flying. It is a great little club and we look forward to getting to know the other members.
Then on our way home we decided to keep driving and see what we could see. We stopped by Yinnar to see where Sam will begin Kinder soon. It is a quaint and beautiful little town down in the valley, surrounded by towering eucalyptus, meandering creeks and rolling green paddocks, hosting mainly dairy cattle.
We were so enchanted with our drive that we continued to Boolarra and then thought, 'We are so close to the beach, let's keep going!' It has been well over 6 months since we have seen the seaside, so the adventure began. Not an hour and a half from home we arrived in Inverloch, a beautiful coastal community and first explored the Shell museum. It was a gold coin donation to view it and the boys were fascinated. We even saw a crab there that weighed more than Sam, just it's shell of course. It is well worth checking out. We then continued down to the beach and enjoyed the windy yet dazzling vista. The wind was strong but warmer than at home, and the sea air filled by senses. The boys were ecstatic and found shells and cuttlefish, while pretending to be Bear Grylls upon the rocky retainers.
We then became aware that there was a short drive along the bottom of this part of Australia where we could take in the view so we set off in search of some more sights, between Inverloch and Cape Paterson. We were amazed by what we found and we were reminded once again at the splendour of God in His Creation, and the power behind it all. The wind was whipping so strong Sam could hardly walk. We threw out our arms and pretended we could fly while standing on the cliffs over the beach.
Victoria is just so beautiful, from it's mountain ranges to it's roaring seas. It does all sorts of things to my heart. And it just wonderful that is all on our doorstep to enjoy for nothing but the fuel to get us there. Truly we are blessed.