Towns / Cities Visited: 211
Countries Visited: 31
Steps Taken Today: 14,950
Steps Taken Around the World: 4,952,956
Another sunny morning awaited us, and we emerged to a bright new day, neither bright-eyed nor bushy-tailed, but eager to explore the world, nonetheless. First up on the agenda for the day was not too far from camp: Blanket Bay. If you took the opportunity to read my last blog you will know that this is the bay that offered safe harbour to the boat delivering supplies to the Cape Otway lighthouse keepers and telegraph station staff in the years before there was an overland route.
As we walked down onto it, however, I did have to wonder how on earth a boat even made it ashore, the sandy beach, like so much around this area, running straight into a shelf of rock that reached far out into the water. When coupled with the potholed road we had driven down to reach it, it made me shiver to think how tiresome the collection and transportation of these supplies must have been with nothing but oxen-drawn carts and undoubtedly dodgier tracks.
Still, when the dynamics of its manmade uses were set aside, there was much beauty to behold in our surroundings: the soft morning sun bouncing off the sea, the uncovered rock draped with various varieties of seaweed, the sand smattered with a few dozen varieties of snail shells all equally beautiful in their differing appearances.
Bundling back into the car, we set off for adventures further afield, turning back onto the Great Ocean Road and heading towards Lavers Hill. Before we reached our destination, though, we made a short stop at the roadside lookout of Castle Cove. Here, the mist of sea spray hung like fog over not only the beach below, but the entire…