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The Trek to Bushrangers Bay Arch

There are two public walking tracks into Bushrangers Bay that are about the same length. One track starts north-east of the bay at Boneo Road and the other track begins at the Cape Schanck lighthouse carpark, west of the bay.

We chose to walk the track from the Cape Schanck lighthouse carpark because it’s arguably more scenic and there’s a lot more carpark spaces available.

Along the sandy track there’s a couple of opportunities to look back along the coastline towards Pulpit Rock.

Further along the track the native trees enclose the path and form a welcoming tunnel.

After a bit of walking the bush track crosses the Burrabong Creek via a small wooden footbridge. Eventually the bush track opens onto the sandy beach of Bushrangers Bay. Here you’ll encounter Main Creek which cuts through the sandy beach and enters the ocean.

You need to cross the creek. You might get wet feet here depending on how much water is flowing in the creek at the time, and how far you can jump. 🙂

In the photo below, Main Creek cuts through the sandy beach on it’s way to the ocean.

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After crossing the creek it’s a short walk to the beautiful rock formations and platforms where at low tide there are lots of small crystal clear rock pools exposed.

At the water’s edge the rock platforms rumble as waves slam into the steep rocky walls.

Looking back from the arch towards Bushrangers Bay, lots of people exploring the platforms and rockpools.

It was a public holiday and very busy.

When we arrived at the arch we found that much of it was in the shade with very bright background elements.

This is problematic from a photography perspective, but anyway you work with what you’re given. 🙂

Photo below – Using a nice wide lens, some ND filtering, and blending 3 exposures I ended up with a keeper that I like.

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Home Sweet Hell

Images from an abandoned house taken during an excursion to the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia.

jim worrall, abandoned house

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jim worrall

jim worrall

jim worrall

Shiprock Falls in Gembrook

Shiprock Falls is one of those poorly signposted gems that you could quite easily drive past if you weren’t looking for it.

Unfortunately the pedestrian track leading down to the falls has been blocked by a strategically placed viewing platform. To get the best experience and the best shots here you need to climb around the outside of the platform and trek down the hill to the flowing water. Here you can immerse yourself in the total experience of the falls, ….the sounds, the smells, the chill of the water.

For the more adventurous you can climb the rocks and scattered trunks around the flowing water to reach the top where it appears that the water is coming out of a slot in the rocks. Great experience and a wonderful view of the surrounding bush from the top.

A special thanks to Di Jenkins for introducing me to this place.


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