Sunshine, Sand and the Sea

panorama - Sorrento beach

Monday the 3rd April, started with a leisurely Italian breakfast in a sea front cafe.  From there we made our way to Sorrento’s main drag. Situated on the coast of the Mornington Peninsula, Sorrento is an upper-class seaside resort. We stayed there for two nights after delivering Marc into the care of the Defense Forces again.

Sorrento poster

Sorrento has a rich settlement and military history which we explored on our last roadtrip.  This time we spent time enjoying the ambience of the region. Monday was a beautiful sunny day.

After breakfast we strolled along the main shopping street browsing – and splurging a little. Afterwards we headed to the Sorrento Beach.  Sitting on a wooden bench watching and listening to the waves breaking on the shore was wonderfuly serene.

After all that fresh air, an afternoon nap was called for. Well, TRH (The Retired Husband) napped. I think. I was in the laundry doing some washing and reading the latest Women’s Weekly.

Ther Baths, Sorrento

Having digested breakfast many, many hours earlier, food was called for. We booked into a local seaside restaurant called The Baths. It was named after the Sorrento Sea Baths which were located on the current site in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Dinner was scrumptious. Himself started with a trio of dips and crispy bread. OMG was there BREAD!  I had an entree of local pan fried calamari salad. Yum yum, yum.

This was followed by The Baths fish and chips for TRH. I had lamb rack, Whilst himself enjoyed an expresso, I equally enjoyed a Belgian chocolate mousse. And we both enjoyed the view.

The Baths dinner Sorrento

The next morning we crossed over the strait to Queenscliffe, staying the night long time friends. It was great to catch up again after many years.

We are slowly starting to make our way home. Next stop two nights in Mt Gambier with Shalini.

© Raili Tanska

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Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war — Maria Montessori (1870-1952)

32 thoughts on “Sunshine, Sand and the Sea

      1. Yes, we plan to visit Italy. I want to see Sicily, my husband would like to go to Florence. Sorrento sounds and looks too beautiful to miss

      2. Sorry to disappoint you – the Sorrento I was in is in AUSTRALIA ! I’m sure the one in Italy is just beautiful but I have no idea if it’s anywhere near a beach 🙂

      3. No disappointment, thank you for introducing me to somewhere new. If I’m lucky we might just get to visit Sorrento in Austrailia too

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