Last weekend we went to a Mussel Festival.  It was held in Portarlington, a small coastal town located on the Bellarine Peninsula, overlooking Port Phillip Bay, Victoria.   It is a popular family holiday destination and a popular fishing destination.  Because it is in the bay and not on the surf coast it attract young families and retirees.  For such a small, sleepy town (population of  3,147) it holds some very interesting events, eg.   Bay Cycling Classic, Portarlington Mussel Festival, Portarlington Triathlon and National Celtic Festival.

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The weather was lovely and there was plenty to see and buy.  Here are some photos –

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Many types of food to try – these are just a few examples.

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Lots of mussels to buy of course from the pier and scallop tasting as well as boats to compare.  The tallship is the Enterprize, a replica of the schooner that brought the first settlers to Melbourne from Tasmania in 1835, gives passengers the chance to experience life aboard a tall ship.

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Classic cars, children’s entertainment and plenty for the adults.

A good day was had by all.

Bye for now,

lorraine

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