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We were rescued by my dog Juno about 6 years ago and, even at the age of 13, she is always up for a walk, especially at about 6am.
A couple of weeks ago, on a beautiful clear Spring morning, we went down to Point Lonsdale, just a short drive from home. Point Lonsdale sits at the entrance to Port Philip Bay with Melbourne at its head and a narrow entrance with Point Nepean on the east at the tip of the Mornington Peninsula and Point Lonsdale on the west. The entrance is known as The Rip and ships heading for the Port of Melbourne need a pilot to enter and exit.
Just before dawn at Point Lonsdale
Looking over The Rip, the entrance to Port Philip Bay with Point Nepean and the sun just about to rise over Arthur’s Seat, a hill on the Mornington Peninsula
Walking up towards Point Lonsdale Lighthouse with the sun about to appear
Point Lonsdale Pier, which Juno insists on walking to the end of, whatever the weather, the Rip and Point Nepean
The sun appearing over Point Lonsdale Pier
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse at first light.
Rock pools on the foreshore at Point Lonsdale
Juno on the beach at Point Lonsdale.