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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.
Introducing Peceli and Wendy. Babasiga (pronounced bambasinga) is the dry land of Macuata in northern Fiji - our place in the sun in Fiji. The town is Labasa and our village is Vatuadova and the beach is Nukutatava. We are part of Wailevu Fijian tribe with relatives in Mali Island and Naseakula village. Peceli was born in Labasa and Wendy is an Australian and today live in Geelong, Australia.