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Australia Cape Otway Great Ocean Walk

3 April 2021

The Great Ocean Walk goes both ways

Hiking at dusk at Cape Otway

Long day was long. And theres no food options at all where I am staying, no shops, no internet, no other people, just Wallabies.
That meant buying food and cooking it in a hotel room. I hate doing that. An electric frypan was provided, it was dirty, it made a mess, it took ages, cleaning it was nearly impossible, this attracted flies. ETC ETC.

That meant that after dinner it was almost dark, and by dark, REALLY DARK. You can see the milky way with the naked eye levels of darkness here. I had time for just a quick hike along the Great Ocean Walk in the other direction from that which I went on last night.
This provided a couple of nice views, however the amusing bit to me was when I returned. A large family group had just arrived in the car park. Where I am staying is inside a gate and fence, but there is a public car park outside. The lighthouse shuts at 5. I assume they thought they could go see the lighthouse at 8pm in the dark. No. Undeterred, they saw the Great Ocean Walk sign, and so off they set, into the night, up a completely dark hiking trail, in thongs (flip flops), jeans and dress shirts. Perhaps they will never be heard from again.

Australia-Cape Otway-Great Ocean Walk - There are many ship wrecks along the coast. This one made it some way inland.

There are many ship wrecks along the coast. This one made it some way inland.


Australia-Cape Otway-Great Ocean Walk - This is the hiking trail mentioned above, as I started on it. It was too dark to photograph when I came back and saw another group startig on it.

This is the hiking trail mentioned above, as I started on it. It was too dark to photograph when I came back and saw another group startig on it.


Australia-Cape Otway-Great Ocean Walk - Oh look, the lighthouse. This spot on the Great Ocean Walk is named 'Lighthouse lookout'. I used my zoom.

Oh look, the lighthouse. This spot on the Great Ocean Walk is named 'Lighthouse lookout'. I used my zoom.


Australia-Cape Otway-Great Ocean Walk - I missed the actual sunset, this is just post sunset. I was running out of light fast, time to turn around and run back.

I missed the actual sunset, this is just post sunset. I was running out of light fast, time to turn around and run back.


Australia-Cape Otway-Great Ocean Walk - The path is very well maintained. There are professional walking tour companies taking people along here every day. Day being the important word in th

The path is very well maintained. There are professional walking tour companies taking people along here every day. Day being the important word in that.


Australia-Cape Otway-Great Ocean Walk - Annnnnd photo of the night. The lighthouse. They light it up just for us for a couple of hours at dusk. Then the light goes out so you can see the sta

Annnnnd photo of the night. The lighthouse. They light it up just for us for a couple of hours at dusk. Then the light goes out so you can see the stars more. Perhaps tomorrow night I will take a photo of the lighthouse in complete darkness, just a glowing white phallus. Something to look forward to.


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