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Waltzing Australia

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Portsea Pier

Above: Portsea Pier

Part of the Mornington Peninsula, Portsea Pier is about 125 metres long with a right-angle extension of another 80 metres or so. Built from timber, the right side is used by the many charter boats to pick up and drop off their clients. The beginning of the pier crosses over the sand about 15 metres before reaching the water.

Portsea is the hub of Melbourne's scuba diving and the pier is home to the Seahorse and the Weedy Seadragon, which is Victoria's marine faunal emblem. (Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria)

In January, Portsea hosts the Portsea Pro-Am Classic, the Pier to Pub Swim, the Melbourne to Hobart and Melbourne to Davenport Yacht Races and the Portsea Swim Classic.

To see other photos from Scenic Sunday, click here.


Today's quote: The waves of the sea help me get back to me ~ Jill Davis

8 comments:

Rob and Mandy said...

Love it!

Irina said...

Amazing sky!

Dianne said...

I love the beautiful powder blue sky - gorgeous pic.

Leif Hagen said...

A walk to the LEFT at the end of the pier would be a WET one!
Regards to you and yours

~Just me again~ said...

Gorgeous...I'd so like to be walking on there right now. Instead of sitting in a pile of snow :(

Fotobloggen 2011 said...

great, I like it as the pier leads right out to the horizon

John S. Mead said...

Beautiful view of the Pier and the offshore clouds. As it's very cold here in Texas today I'm eager to enjoy a visit to the shore! Thanks!

Gunn said...

I LOVE IT, too!:)

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.