After breakfast at a Balnarring cafe, Mike and I began Saturday with a visit to the Red Hill market. I was a little disappointed when we first arrived, but then we turned a corner and there were more stall, and more stall, and more again. It just kept on going!
With cupcakes in hand we headed to up to the Arthurs Seat lookout, where we shared some great calamari for lunch, before driving south to Cape Schanck.
There were some great views, all crashing waves and cliffs. We walked along the boardwalk and sat on the rocks for a while, resting and enjoying.
Back in the car, I had it in my head I wanted to see to a pier so, when we saw a sign in Flinders, we detoured for a wander.
We finished Saturday with a walk along the beach, talking about a future house and drawing plans in the sand, then cosying up in our accommodation, watching episodes of The West Wing, ordering (really great) pizza for dinner and sharing a bottle of red wine. It was pretty darn perfect.
We headed back to Somers General Store for Sunday brunch and BoyF got a touch of order envy. We were a little inundated with kids there though and we had to laugh, wondering if that would be us in a couple of years. Nah, our kids would be perfectly behaved! ;)
After one last walk along the beach we packed up and headed for home, one last stop at Commonfolk Coffee in Mornington planned. BoyF used to work with one of the owners and had benefitted from the bags of coffee beans shared at work as they perfected their roasting (done on the premises). We'd been meaning to visit since they opened, it just turns out none of our friends like coffee! Between us we tried 3 of the roasts on offer, the single origin from Brazil our favourite. Really, I don't think you can go wrong with flavour notes of cocoa and cherry. ;)
We'd just ordered our lunch when I realised I'd managed to leave my engagement ring sitting by the sink in the accomodation we'd left half an hour behind us. Yeah, oops! It's one of the reasons that I love BoyF, that this just wasn't a big deal. I'd made a mistake but ring was retrieved and all that we lost was time.
To top off the weekend, we had dinner at a Thai restaurant with BoyF's family to celebrate his Mum's birthday, then decided to visit my parent's on the way home for a late cup of tea and to introduce them to Stormy.
It was a truly wonderful weekend; just what we needed.
And if you think all we did was eat great food and walk, well that's pretty correct. ;)