Something a little closer to my home on Melbourne’s Port Philip Bay this time and a pleasant walk in an effort to shed a few of those extra Christmas kilos. We find that we exercise much more when we are on the road., always walking and exploring. Whereas at home it becomes an effort to get out and appreciate our surroundings and the reasons why we live where we live.
Once infamously known by locals as ‘The Seaford Ti Tree’ this stretch of ti tree and coastal banksia was once home to moonlight trysts and adolescent fumblings on the bench seats of hotted up Holdens and Fords.
Council planners in their wisdom closed vehicle access and let the vegetation grow back to its native state, they then built paths and boardwalks to create this Bayside trail through 5kms of coastal dune. Between Frankston’s Mile Bridge in the south and Carrum in the north there are short sandy tracks onto the beach and if you’re in need of a coffee fix halfway then the Beach Café overlooking Seaford pier is the perfect answer. What better place for a walk on a warm summer’s morning? Soft sand tracks, shady banksia’s and ti trees and the deliciously warm salty smell in your nostrils that says Port Philip Bay and makes one crave for fish and chips.