Carrum & Patterson Lakes

I last had a holiday in 2007. I’m not complaining, just stating a fact; life and finances change. I’m busy saving for a trip l want to take next year, but, still remain interested in the world. While l’m saving l’m doing day trips in my own city, Melbourne.

Melbourne is a big city in population and area. We recently ticked over to 5 million residents and there are suburbs l have never been to. I had a day free last week and set off to Carrum.

I started in Frankston and hopped on the 833 bus to Carrum( I don’t drive so all my transport is done by public transport). It turned out to be a magical mystery ride. I saw beautiful gum lined streets, horses, went past a native nursery and saw some pretty grand houses along the way.

I got off the bus at the Patterson Lakes Shops and started walking. Patterson Lakes is a canal suburb within Carrum. Guess what my favourite tree is,

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Palm trees everywhere and ferns, love ferns,

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flowers and bottle brushes coming into bloom.IMAG0524

I started walking towards Carrum station loving all the nature around me. It was an overcast day, but, nothing could spoil my mood. This is the Patterson River looking towards Frankston,

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some fancy looking houses and boats. There were birds on the wires,

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all in all a pleasant time despite the grey skies.

Before getting the train back to Frankston l looked inside a small op shop,

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and guess what l found??

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a J.D Robb book l haven’t read and bought for 50cents.

What a great afternoon. I love getting out and exploring new areas and have more trips planned in the coming months. I may even just jump on a bus and see where it takes me.

Who else loves exploring like me?

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