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Friday, January 18, 2013
An Australian beach
Yesterday we went for a drive down the Bellarine Peninsular and stopped at Portarlington and also Clifton Springs. One time Clifton Springs had mineral baths and people bottled the spring water. Here is a photo taken from the lookout high above the beach and another of the beautiful view below. Nearby is a golf course and bistro etc. It's not a good swimming beach but very good for a picnic. Most people drive down to the ocean beaches or Portarlington for holidays but it's good also to find the quieter and more hidden spots on the way. Fiji migrants in Australia enjoy picnics and trips to the beach so this is a good place to visit. When I was there yesterday it reminded me of Udu Point in Vanua Levu, from Vuruna settlement when you look towards Udu Point. I was there when I was a teenager and with Vakatawa Viliame.
Babasiga (pronounced bambasinga) is the dry land of Macuata in northern Fiji - our place in the sun in Fiji. Peceli is from Fiji from the village is Vatuadova and the beach is Nukutatava. Peceli Ratawa passed away on 27th December 2015 so this is Wendy's blog now. Wendy is an Australian and today live in Geelong, Australia.