We were invited by friends M and D to see the house they bought a while back at Balnarring. I guess I’ve driven through Balnarring from time to time, but I admit that I had not previously had occasion to take very much notice of it! And I don’t think I’ve actually ever been to Balnarring Beach. This is a little way away from Balnarring itself, so is off the main road, and really is quite pleasant: not much traffic and clearly all very quiet, lots of vegetation (more than I’d expected, actually), a little creek (albeit dry and this time of year) and a couple of nice beaches. Apparently there’s a lot of local community spirit, too. And to top it all off, it’s not far from Merricks General Wine Store where we had a nice lunch.
Footnote: We were most impressed with the amount of painting D had done. It’s clear that buying a house that needs “a coat of paint” involves a big commitment!