In total Flat Susan will visit and stay with 36 people before she returns home. Yes, thirty six! That's a lot of travelling for such a tiny person. If you are new to this blog perhaps you should scroll to the very first post so you know more about who she is and what is happening with her. You are welcome to take the button on the right to display on your own blog and we hope you will visit the blogs of the people she has been staying with and leave a kind comment after your reading.


Thursday, 11 December 2014

Geelong and the Surf Coast

Flat Susan arrived 2 weeks ago from her busy big city time with Eliza fromQueenartoypia she has been made by Neet and I popped my name down for her to come and visit and see the sights and boy have we been out and about since.. Flat Susan sure has been around so thought the first stop should be a coffee at my favourite coffee shop. Flat Susan was helping me make a list in my travelers notebook of all the places she wanted to see while she was in Geelong and the Surf coast.. 
Two salty old sea-dogs from different eras sit 
out the front of the Cunningham pier.

The first stop on our sightseeing tour was to the Bollards at the Geelong waterfront. The colourful bollards are the work of artist Jan Mitchell. Jan was commissioned by the City of Geelong to transform old timbers and piles from a city pier, demolished in the 1980's. Jan turned over 100 of them into remarkable works of art.. They are all along the bay waterfront and also at the Melbourne airport. I was lucky enough to stop by a few times and watch her paint them and talk to her myself she was a lovely lady. Sadly she passed away in 2008 but what a legacy of work to leave behind. 
Flat Susan is sitting in the bottom of the parrot cage.. 

Lifesavers bit hard to see but Flat Susan is on the front ones right shoulder.

This houses the carousel unfortunately it was
shut at the time.

Above and Below depicts members of the Volunteer Rifle Band playing in Geelong's first band recital in 1861.. Flat Susan sat on the music stand looking at them all.. 
We have done a lot in the few weeks that Flat Susan has been with us.. So many photos so will split it up into 3 blog posts. Hope you enjoy her posts. We are enjoying her stay with us she will be zooming off to Spain this Friday. But before Flat Susan goes we are off to the Surf coast beaches tomorrow.. 
Corio Bay Geelong Victoria Australia
The Bollards are all around the bay area


  1. What a beautiful place! Where exactly is this? Can't wait to see the next two posts with more fantastic photos.

    I always think I should live in a little coastal town.


  2. Well FS is certainly keeping warm and having fun away from cold England. What a super place it looks and I am so pleased you are all having such a great time.
    Best Wishes from Jo in Liverpool

  3. Very cool bollards! Looks like FS is having a grand time with you.


Thank you for reading about my adventures, hope you come back and read more. I am always on the move.