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Round the Bay in a day by public transport
Posted by Tony on 20th December 2012 at 18:09:39
Tuesday had to be planned a fair way ahead and the weather did the right thing. Even though Keilor Plains station return was completed in 12 hours 20, it is the kind of thing that works best with maximum daylight. The one minor quibble was that it was far from low tide by the time I got sight of Point Lonsdale back beach, but the movie camera battery was done by then and the body was tiring sufficiently that I wasn't overly focused on that few more photos.

The trip gave time for two hours in Sorrento and three in Point Lonsdale, with more than adequate food and refreshments on the ferry and at Geelong station, the $23.30 for which exceeded the $18.76 needed for fares. There is no real point rehashing details I tweeted at the time, rather this is somewhere to post three of the 100+ images, to say nothing of the footage added to my video editing queue.

Rock pool in rock ledge at St. Pauls Road back beach.
Both the 788 and 787 use a stop in Melbourne Road which is a practical walk from the St. Pauls Road, Sorrento, beach which is a representative sample of a coastline that everywhere else demands a car and which I thus don't get back to as often as I'd like.

Queensliff-Sorrento vehicular ferry arriving Sorrento.
Two ferries cross The Rip departing on the hour from Sorrento and Queensliff, taking drive on drive off vehicles and passengers. Still nursing a stair lift muscle, I gave the top deck a miss and combined lunch, relaxed video through the glass and Mark Taylor's commentary on LBW referrals.

View back across The Rip from Point Lonsdale.
View back to Point Nepean from the Point Lonsdale side shows the never quiet flow in and out of Port Phillip Bay and fishermen on Point Lonsdale pier getting into a run of seriously large Australian salmon.

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