17/02 – Back on the mainland again and headed out to Lang Lang, tried to find out the origin of the name and the area, but they could only tell me that usually when there is double word of something in the aboriginal language, it usually means “big”. They think it might have been named for the big bay here or tides. The tides here are huge, almost as big as Broome, oysters can be taken from the beach and apparently fishing is quite good too. Quiet park between the Mornington Peninsular and Phillip Island and our spot was overlooking the bay.
18/2 – Took in the Mornington Peninsular and did the usual food trail except the chocolate factory was closed and so was the cheese factory because it was a Tuesday. “Ten minutes by Tractor” winery was lovely, we have had some of their wine in Perth, it was nice to hear the story behind their wine. The one place I really wanted to go to was “Heronswood” at Dromana, it is where I used to get my seeds from and it promotes heritage seeds and organic gardening, we decided to stay for lunch at their café. The original one burnt down 3 weeks ago due to an ember being caught in its thatched roof from a grass fire near by. The gardens were lovely as expected. Then on to Mornington itself, Went to this Italian providore called D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana, it was like stepping into mums pantry. We took ages to get around and we were both drooling, came out with a bag of goodies, including chocolate and cheese we missed out on before.