One Lazy Afternoon in Lorne

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Lorne seen from Stony Creek

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Simple but comfortable dining area within the smallish Salty Dog Fish & Chippery at the seaside town of Lorne. For those interested in history, there is a brief write-up on Lorne’s beginnings & milestones

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Entrance of The Salty Dog Fish & Chippery which is located along the main thorough fare of Lorne at Mountjoy Parade. I like the thoughtful little water bucket for the dogs

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This amazing & incredibly tasty Seafood Basket for 2 is to die for! Served piping hot, it includes Calamari, Scallops, Large Prawns & 2 12cm long pieces of Grenadier on a generous bed of fantastic chips. The batter is crispy & so well done that it does not leave a greasy aftertaste in the mouth. The friendly staff even acceded to my ‘unusual’ request for fresh onions not the pickled ones they have, for A$1.00 but unfortunately they charge for all sauces as well

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A sign that says it all – Lorne Beach

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Young kids out on the surf

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Lorne Pier is at the Western end of Loutit Bay & is the starting point of the famous, annual 1.2km open water swimming race ‘The Pier to Pub’ which happens every January. It began in the 1970’s when members of the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club dared each other to dive from the pier & swim through Loutit Bay, body surfing the waves onto the Lorne foreshore before attending the Lorne Pub.

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A well established foreshore reserve separates the road & main street from the beach. It allows for picnicking, sunbathing, relaxing, kite flying , Frisbee throwing & even a children’s playground

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Children playing… dogs engaged in a playful wrestle… I am relaxed & totally absorbed in my surroundings, people-watching & chilling on this lazy afternoon in Lorne

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Anticipation

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Lorne is attractive because of its charming scenery & Mediterranean feel. The forested hinterland actually meets the sea, making forest walks, fishing, surfing. swimming, sunbathing & even chilling, such interesting options

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Lorne is one of Victoria’s premier holiday destinations with her popular beach running parallel to the Great Ocean Road. A relatively safe beach especially at the southern patrolled corner, with rips usually not more than 1m high

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Lorne Beach is about 1.2km long, running due south from the closed mouth Erskine River & its adjacent rock platforms

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The dogs are out to play too

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