We have had reason to visit both sides of Port Phillip Bay in one recent trip with a visit to Geelong to catch up with family and then across the bay on the ferry for a wedding and stay at Sorrento. Both sides provided highlights and great opportunities for photography, especially as I am not used to taking beach scenery. I took advantage of being in Geelong to just wander and find the interesting buildings, especially the new library.
Dog Rocks is a famous hill for photographers with a much photographed tree and I took full advantage.
We were also within walking distance of Buckley Falls and had a couple of walks down to the river where there are many walking tracks. Every time we go to the falls we see the herons patiently fishing.
The next day we headed across to Sorrento on the ferry. The dolphins were waiting for us and provided entertainment as they frolicked alongside. The house we were staying in was conveniently located by the Tuckey Track – a trail that leads from the bay to Bass Strait so I spent sunrises and sets at one or the other. At the back beach the track led up and over St Paul’s Lookout and down to the dramatic Bay of Islands.
The next morning I ventured further afield driving to Bridgewater Bay behind Blairgowrie where Keyhole Rock (or The Arch) was a highlight on the low tide.
During the day we took a road trip to visit some of the other sights while we were in the area. First up was London Bridge from above and then a closer look. We drove to Cape Schanck where the coastal scenery is awe-inspiring before driving to Flinders for lunch and visited the blowhole which was not very impressive when we were there.
I headed back to the Bay of Islands for sunset where the cliffs again lit up.
My final sunrise saw me walking to the bay in time to catch pink clouds. I walked down the beach to Sorrento and then after breakfast we found some of the famed bathing boxes at Blairgowrie. We drove to Point Nepean and walked to the observation Point but couldn’t muster the energy to walk to Point Nepean.