Who doesn’t love a Parma and a Pot (glass of beer) or a Burger and Wine deal? I’m not sure if these are available outside of Australia but here they are on most pub and ‘modern Australian’ menus. Last night my friend and I went to a restaurant called Switch at Fountain Gate shopping centre and chose our wine and burger for the second week in a row. Normally we have a policy of not going to the same restaurant too many times because there are so many to choose from.
I don’t really eat burgers but both weeks I chose the Pulled Pork burger. It was delicious but I’ve had my fill of burgers for a while.
After dinner we went to the Village Cinema to watch Ladies in Black, a lovely Australian movie directed by Bruce Beresford with a great Australian cast.
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum in Warnambool is a recreation of a Warnambool village in it’s early days. It is a lovely, historical representation with buildings that represent how the people lived in the 19th century.
The lighthouse sits atop jagged cliffs, more than 50m above the sea on the Victorian coast at Portland. I think this is where I fell in love with lighthouses. Ever since, if I’m near a lighthouse I just have to go and see it. This one is still operational and provides a beacon over Bass Strait, one of the most dangerous waters in the world.
The old cottages have been converted to accommodation since we visited but the lighthouse is no longer manned. Technology does all the work now.