Back in Melbourne: 6. Montalto and Flinders

We met Delia, Jeff, and the kids one afternoon at Montalto, a vineyard and olive grove, restaurant, and sculpture garden on the Mornington Peninsula, about an hour south of Melbourne.  It’s a beautiful area full of gorgeous landscapes — rolling hills, lots of trees, and vineyards.  The land where Montalto and its sculpture garden are reminded me just a little bit of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, although the former has a vineyard and the latter has more land and gardens.  Maybe it was just the feel of it. 🙂 Anyway, we enjoyed a lovely, leisurely lunch and roaming around the sculpture garden.

Look out! There’s a GIANT mosquito behind you!!
The official name of this one is: L’Arc de Vie
“All the world’s a stage…” Cool stage sculpture with metal curtains! Is L on an invisible stage or is is he flying through the air…
This was one of my favorites! Too bad it’s not real ice cream!! 🙂

Yay! A picture of all of us after a fun afternoon together! 🙂

While Delia, Jeff, M, and T headed back to Melbourne, we headed to Flinders, which wasn’t too far away, to check out the beautiful view of Port Phillip Bay, roam around the village, try out another playground, and, of course, have some delicious ice cream! 🙂

Although we didn’t have any swimming or snorkeling gear with us, the area under Flinders Pier is known by snorkelers for being a great place to view weedy seadragons! Maybe next time we’ll have to have a look! 🙂

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