Natalie and I head down south to the Peninsula during the Moomba long weekend with a couple of friends to the Sunnyridge Strawberry Farm. We spent an afternoon bent over in the hot sun going through thick overgrown strawberry plant leaves looking for the strawberries. It was harder work than I imagined it to be! It was fun for 10 minutes before I got bored and starting taking some snaps with my camera.
Natalie splashing her million dollar smile before we entered the farm and perform free labour for the farmers. It was surprisingly crowded with families at the farm’s cafe and huge lines of people queuing up to pay to get into the farm.
Natalie working very hard in the fields. I had trouble filling up my plastic box with strawberries so she took mine and helped me fill it up. The boxes weren’t cheap too at $8 per box. There were signs asking visitors not to eat the strawberries which I assumed was because there might be pesticide sprayed on them? The rebel inside Natalie and I decided to ignore the signs and did it anyway. I’m glad to announce we’re still alive at the time of writing this blog post.
We rewarded ourselves with some strawberry sundaes after the pick. This was the only part of the trip to the farm I really enjoyed. I’m sure I’ll come back to Sunny Ridge for the cafe but not so sure about paying to get into the farm.
We were supposed to drive down to Tootgarook beach after the farm but we made a wrong turn and ended up in Arthur’s Seat State Park and found a nice spot overlooking the peninsula and beaches along it. Breathtaking to say the least.
Here’s Natalie pondering over what’s the meaning of life. Or she could just be wondering what she’s going to have for dinner later? We may never know.
We managed to drive ourselves to Tootgarook beach (finally) and obligatory couple photo! Yay! I loved the beach. The sand was soft, the water was not too cold and it was nice to just waddle our feet in it. We brought our swimmers but didn’t feel like taking a dip
Natalie and her friends from work. We had a BBQ dinner after our afternoon walk at the beach and deep down inside I was wishing I didn’t have to go into work the next day. Everyone had the Labour Day long weekend off but it’s not a university holiday. Argh.
Starfish? Or decapitated octopus? Either way, I’m not touching it. There were also heaps of clear jelly like blobs littered around the beach that looked like parts of a jelly fish washed up ashore. Weird.
It’s kinda sad that the Melbourne summer has ended and with it goes the warm weather. Trips like this to the beach would get scarcer as we hide indoors to avoid the harsh Melbourne winter. But nevertheless, trips to the water are always fun especially if you’re a kid or own a jet ski.
I am neither. Sad face.