Here we are at the second trekking, this time it's me (fratellino) and Scott (fratellone). Where are we?
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).
The coastline here is very impressive: several inlets among high vertical rock walls...
...Where high waves crash.
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.
20 Km faraway we leave the car and begin the famous Great Ocean Walk !
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...
...While Scott feels more positive and invite me to follow him.
...Then, suddenly, he changes his mind. Why? :-)
Beautiful rocks along the beach.
Obviously there are the amazing signs to alert the trekkers of all the hazards!
You may think that the first one is excessive....
...But not, it's quite realistic!
Sometimes we leave the backpack on safe place and venture on the rocks to see the waves crashing.
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...
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.
Scott is quite tall. But the tree too.
We meet a wallaby. A wallaby is a bonsai kangaroo.
The track goes on among forests and beaches.
Here lives the world ugliest lizard.
Walking on the beach.
Walking in the forest.
Were we aware of the great hazard we were facing?
Do you know that a snake can strike down a tree on your head?
No, it's not tea. The colour is because of the tannin from the forest.
A sign suggests to visit some famous waterfalls.
Well, we didn't expected to see something so great in this low landscape... But... Well...
Click on Full size: it deserves it.
Enjoying Autumn sun on the beach.
The Koala!!! Finally, seen from a short distance!
I can now say for sure that this is the most funny and cuddly animal in the world.
On the tree there are two koalas, this one is Koalino, the most active and adventurous one (from a koala point of view).
This is Koalone and acts more like an average koala: it does nothing :-)
The next morning it rains and Koalino rolled in the shape of a ball to get some protection.
Walking under the rain
Yes, the drops on the spider net are beautiful, but I'd like better a sunny day.
Here ends our trekking: The Fair Ocean Walk.