Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The coast has a much more typical Winter feel about it now that this second lockdown is in place. It seems that many Melbournians, who were hiding down here, have retreated back to the big smoke and the area is more typically resembling a normal Winter in our area.

I am confident that assuming restrictions are eased in mid-September, we will see a flurry of buying activity. When talking with prospective vendors I have told many that if you are looking to list for sale, try and have your property ready for mid-September with school holidays, early Spring and (hopefully) the easing of restrictions.

The area was abuzz this week with rumours circulating about a large container ship anchored off the coast. Many were recalling the well-publicised story of the Pong Su which was hanging around these same waters back in 2013.

The Pong Su was actually a North Korean cargo ship which was caught smuggling heroin (with a street value of around $160 million) onto the beach just south of Lorne.

50kg of the drugs were seized at a hotel the suspects were staying at. A further 75kg was discovered buried near Wye River. An additional 25kg of pure heroin lost during the landing was never found!

Stay warm this weekend as we are forecast to receive an icy blast of cold weather but fear not, Spring is only twelve days away.

James Worssam | 0418 585 815


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