"Geelong - Messages of World Peace from VTers!" cassiejoy42's Profile
My message is this - plain and simple - love one another! A fellow VTer said this "Let s start peace at home and pass it on to who ever you meet .... I am practicing already! And isn t VT just a great place to practice???!!" With Christmas coming up lets all be kind to each other, help our fellow man and lend a hand or share a meal with someone who needs a hand up - not a handout!
I have created a VT peace page - it is a travelogue (click here) with messages for world peace, so any VTers who send me a greeting or message of peace can share their messages with the world. World peace would be so easy if VTers ran the world!
I would like to thank everybody who has sent me birthday wishes and Christmas wishes. All my birthday and Christmas greetings can be seen on my Birthday page .
Showing off Geelong's Best Assets
Geelong is such a pretty place to live. We are situated on Corio Bay with lots of interesting Walking Tracks and Bike Riding tracks available.
Geelong is the second largest city in Victoria, Australia. It is located to the South of Melbourne and is known as the Gateway to the Great Ocean Road. Geelong is also famous for our many Tourism Destinations such as the Geelong Botanical Gardens, the Geelong Bollards, the unique updated Geelong Waterfront and our coastal beaches.
We have a lot of waterfront activities, held at various times of the year and there is always a lot to see and do.
From Eastern Beach there is a lot of interesting things to see and do:
-The Bollard Walk
-The Wool Museum
-Eastern Beach walking paths
-Eastern Beach swimming pools
-The Promenade at Eastern Beach
All these fun activities within walking distance of the City of Geelong.
Come on down to Geelong and meet the locals). There is a free circuit bus that you can pick up in the city - it tours around the city and down to the waterfront.
Visit the Art Gallery, The Town Hall, sit in Johnstone's Park, Geelong Botanical Gardens or go to GPAC (Geelong Performing Arts Centre) and take in a live play.
There are lots of activities for tourists, children on school holiday and for locals. There are many shopping opportunities available for the shoppers in the family - clothing, shoes, book shops, even Darrel Leas (lollies - yum!).
Come and see the Geelong Botanic Gardens. Check out the sculptures at the new entrance. Walk in to the gardens and you will find the old entrance, bollards, hot houses and the Tea House. Sit and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, buy some plants to take home with you, eat a meal or have a snack. Then continue your stroll around the Geelong Botanic Gardens.
The Tea House is staffed by volunteers - who do a great job of running the Tea House and selling yummy food, tea and coffee and plants.
The new entrance to the Geelong Botanic Gardens has dry landscapes, and plants that don't require much water - cactuses, etc. It is also the area where Shakespeare in the Park is performed.
The Geelong Botanic Gardens is situated not far from the Waterfront, in Eastern Park.
You can take in the Geelong Botanic Gardens, have a picnic or barbecue in Eastern Park outside the Geelong Botanic Gardens, and stroll back in to view more plant life.
The Hitchcock Fountain is situated in the Geelong Botanic Gardens grounds. There are a few hothouses. Plants are for sale at The Tea House. Most of the plants are labelled and are quite reasonably priced. You will find a bit of history scattered around the grounds of the Geelong Botanic Gardens with appropriate signage to fascinate the history buffs.
If you drive to the City of Geelong you can park near Eastern Beach
or along the Waterfront.
Geelong is a great place to visit - with lots of interesting things to see and do. Our Geelong Waterfront - overlooking Corio Bay - is very popular with tourists and locals. You can walk along the waterfront, stop for a coffee or a meal in the many restaurants along the way, take in a swim at the Eastern Beach pools or play with your children at the parks dotted along the Waterfront.
You can put the children on Thomas Tank for a ride around the area or you can join them on the ride.
If you walk out on to Cunningham Pier you can go and dine at Smorgy's or Buccaneers. Or you can just sit and watch the local fishermen (people / persons) catch a few fish.
There are a few playgrounds smattered along the way. There is one at Eastern Beach and one just near Cunningham Pier.
You can go up to Deakin waterfront cafe for a quick bite to eat or a cup of coffee or tea. Sometimes Deaking Waterfront Cafe has a band playing so you can take in a band while you are soaking up our culture and the magic of the Waterfront.
You can give the children a ride on the carousel and while they are having a ride you can read a bit about the history of the carousel and how some of the horses were prepared or fixed up for the carousel.
When you come to Geelong take a few hours to do the Bollard Walk.
You can start at St Helen's Beach (in North Geelong) and walk all the way around Western Beach to Eastern Beach. There are Bollards all along the walk. If you pick up a brochure from the Tourist Information Centre you can read about the Bollards as you walk along.
A lot of the Bollards relate to water, water activities, life savers, bathing beauties and boating. Many of the Bollards have a rabbit cleverly hidden somewhere on the Bollard.
When you come to the main waterfront walk there are lots of Bollards that relate to Corio Bay and it's boating history.
I am not sure how long the walk takes. If you follow the walking tracks you can go all the way around the Corio Bay to Lime Burner's Point - one of the boat ramps on Corio Bay.
If you get to Lime Burner's Point you can watch the locals put their boats in, see if anyone is catching anything interesting, or just sit a while and look out over Corio Bay.
From Lime Burner's Point you are only a short ten minute walk away from the Eastern Park and The Geelong Botanical Gardens.
This sailor and captain will greet you at the entrance to Cunningham Pier. On the Cunningham Pier you can take a stroll, catch a fish or dine at Smorgy's or Buccaneers restaurants.
From Cunningham Pier you can view Corio Bay and you can also see where the walking trails go - you get a good view of the Carousel from here as well.
The Bollard man in this picture is one of the original curators. I am not sure who the woman is. I love her costume. All of the Bollard People are done up in authentic costume to suit the era they represent.
Come on in and view the Geelong Botanic Gardens, dine at the Tea House, buy a plant to take home.
Geelong Football Club - part of the A.F.L. (Australian Football League).
This is a game where 18 men on two separate teams chase a pigskin ball around a huge oval, attempting to kick the ball between two goal posts.
Larrikins on the sidelines get drunk and abusive and yell and scream at the umpire and the players.
Seriously, though, we are all proud of the Geelong Football Club and our town prospers when the Geelong Football Club is on a winning streak.
Good luck for the next AFL season - Geelong Football Club!
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