Koalini on the Fair Ocean Walk
Back to Australia after 9 years - Part 2 of 2. On the signs you can read: Great Ocean Walk, but we think that "great" is too much: about tree times per day we got on places where people could arrive by car, and this spoiled a bit the trekking. But the coast is really beautiful and we met the koalas! So, the right name should be "Fair Ocean Walk".
|Here we are at the second trekking, this time it's me (fratellino) and Scott (fratellone). Where are we? - - Cover||We are at the famous 12 Apostles. Actually now they are 10, as sadly two of them are gone (you can see what remains of them behind the first one). - - Cover||The coastline here is very impressive: several inlets among high vertical rock walls... - - Cover||...Where high waves crash. - - Cover|
|This is the only beach. About 100 years ago there was a shipwreck and the poor sailors swam to the coast and its many inlets. Only two of them won the lottery and got to this inlet, the only one with a beach, all the others died. - - Cover||20 Km faraway we leave the car and begin the famous Great Ocean Walk ! - - Cover||Eventually there is a sign that says that you should start the trail ONLY with the low tide. Actually there is not only the high tide, but the king high tide! I hold the rocks and climb as I can while Scott... - - Cover||...While Scott feels more positive and invite me to follow him. - - Cover|
|...Then, suddenly, he changes his mind. Why? :-) - - Cover||Beautiful rocks along the beach. - - Cover||Obviously there are the amazing signs to alert the trekkers of all the hazards! You may think that the first one is excessive.... - - Cover||...But not, it's quite realistic! - - Cover|
|Sometimes we leave the backpack on safe place and venture on the rocks to see the waves crashing. - - Cover||Sometimes Scott goes a bit too far... Please look at the rock on the bottom right corner of the picture and consider that the photo was taken at 16:17 and 37 seconds. I say this because... - - Cover||Because this is the same photo (can you see the rock?) taken at 16:17 and 38 seconds: yes, just 1 second later! Yes, Scott was still there. - - Cover||Scott is quite tall. But the tree too. - - Cover|
|Tall indeed! - - Cover||We meet a wallaby. A wallaby is a bonsai kangaroo. - - Cover||The track goes on among forests and beaches. - - Cover||Here lives the world ugliest lizard. - - Cover|
|Walking on the beach. - - Cover||Walking in the forest. - - Cover||Were we aware of the great hazard we were facing? Do you know that a snake can strike down a tree on your head? - - Cover||No, it's not tea. The colour is because of the tannin from the forest. - - Cover|