OK, yes, I have to admit it – this is a fantastic day job! Have just had a terrific 3 days of walking in and around beautiful Lorne, on the Great Ocean Road, and in that time only had a taste of the magnificent walks and views in this great holiday stop where the bush and waterfalls of the Otways run down into the golden beaches and blue seas. After recent rains, the waterfalls were magnificent, though the hot sun after a long cool spring was attracting some of our slithering friends to work on their tans, so long trousers and an eagle eye were order of the day! Don’t let this deter you from getting out there though – the bush has never looked more lush or beautiful, with lots of purple trigger plants and other wildflowers growing beside the paths as a real bonus. There will be 6 Lorne-based walks in the new book, due out mid next year: ‘Best Walks of the Great Ocean Road and the Otways’.