Westward, ho!

Yesterday, Raquel and I decided to go west to Werribee and the nearby suburbs to look at the neighborhood as part of our house-hunting research. Using Realestate.com.au, we have determined that with our planned budget, houses that would meet our criteria are only affordable further away from the city centre like the southwestern suburbs of Werribee and Hoppers Crossing.

We took the Princess Freeway due west to Werribee but we decided to take a little detour and exited at Point Cook Road. Partly because there was a petrol station along the exit and we wanted to refuel the car. While along Point Cook road, we consulted the map and discovered we can still reach Werribee if we head south down that road and turn right at Sneydes Road.

While on southward journey, we came along the entrance to Sanctuary Lake Resort (which is what we Filipinos call a “subdivision”) and decided to take a look-see. And what we found was just marvelous!

Sanctuary Lake Resort in Point Cook
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The serenity! The wide open spaces! The similarly designed houses! The roundabouts! It reminded us a lot of a Canberran suburb. I didn’t imagine there was a place near Melbourne where we can reside in and still feel like we’re in Canberra. Unfortunately, the prices of the houses there are beyond our budget at this time.

After driving around Point Cook, we decided it was time to move on to Werribee at last. We got lost a little bit but we were able to locate Werribee Plaza (the nearest mall they have, we think), Werribee Train Station and a bunch of shops near the station.

We did notice that there were a lot of crows around this part of Victoria. It was the only time I was really able to look at crows up close. I didn’t realise that these birds moved with such grace. At the same time, we found it somewhat disturbing that the crows we saw at the carpark were feeding off raw meat somebody left behind on the ground. I just had the odd thought that if these crows are willing to gnaw the raw meat on the ground, what’s stopping them from attacking people and gnawing off their flesh?

Crows feeding off raw meat somebody conveniently left in the carpark.

Anyway, soon we decided to go home but not before we take another detour via Yarraville, Kensington and Footscray. We just passed through this time and we didn’t get off the car. It was getting late. We just wanted to get home and have dinner by then.

Published in: on March 26, 2005 at 9:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

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