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Summer Holiday

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Hello friends!  Well, it’s certainly not Summer here now, in fact it’s almost Winter.  This weekend has been cold and wet and has given us a taste of what is to come over the next few months.  We can’t complain though – we had a fairly mild Summer – we didn’t reach 40 degrees this year – and not much rain so it was very pleasant.

But on a day like today, I like to remember the lovely beach holiday we had with the dogs.

We had five days at Paradise Beach on the Ninety Mile Beach in South Gippsland in Victoria.  It is a quite an isolated part of the state, although only 2.5 hours from the capital city Melbourne.

It was the start of February, our hottest month, and the week after children went back to school.

There was no-one around – we literally only saw 2 other groups of people on the beach for the whole five days – there were no shops and no phone service.  But we did have very good wi-fi available so we weren’t completely cut off from the world!

We had a bit of a scare on the first night – Chelsea decided she’d go off on her own adventure chasing rabbits.  She pushed her way through the gate and took off – for 3 hours!  We searched frantically for her everywhere – but as you can see, she could have run for miles without anyone seeing her.  We eventually found her a couple of streets away just as night was falling and we’d almost given up hope of finding her.  She was exhausted, scratched, sore and sheepish!  So the reason she was still on her lead on most of the photos is we simply couldn’t trust her not to run off looking for more fun!


Even though we did very little but walk, read and write, the time went quickly so we’re looking forward to the next time we can visit.

I had my own little writing space amongst the trees, listening to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore

I had my own little writing space amongst the trees, listening to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore

A few more pics to show you how lovely it really was!


The dogs loved our long walks on the beach and were exhausted after five days -they slept solidly for the next two.

It was a lovely place to visit, and not expensive, so if you’re ever in this part of the world and want a holiday with your dogs, or just a lovely quiet getaway in a large, modern, comfortable house, I would highly suggest you look at Paradise Beach on The Boulevard  http://www.stayz.com.au/accommodation/vic/phillip-island-gippsland/paradise-beach/103354?gclid=CJ6Pzpz4ksUCFdcRvQodQ4oAYg

That’s better, I’m feeling warmer already!!


Author: Fabulous Fur Friends

My name is Kylie and I am passionate about animals and their welfare. My husband and I live in Bendigo, Australia and live with our three dogs - Rupie, Billie and Chelsea - all rescue dogs. I enjoy writing and aim to share health and welfare issues and updates as well as some short stories.

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