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View from Millionaire's Walk, Sorrento

I have just about completed the walks for the chapter on the Bellarine Peninsula for my next guidebook (Geelong, Bellarine & the Surf Coast), and have decided to add a ‘day trip’ walk via the Queenscliff Ferry to Sorrento.  So in glorious (HOT!) sunshine, I headed along the cliffs to the right of the Sorrento Ferry pier to walk through shady Sorrento Historic Park and eventually to Lentel Avenue, which gives access to a very private looking (but in fact public) gate which allows you to walk through the front yards of some blindingly beautiful homes and along the clifftop for views across the bay as far as the eye can see.  Absolutely breathtaking.

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Melbourne's Best Bush Bay and City Walks

Great news!  Today, my copy of Melbourne’s Best Bush, Bay and City Walks arrived, which means it is also now available through bookstores, other retailers and online – just in time for Christmas.

There is lovely weather beckoning you out of doors after the harsh winter and spring, so no excuse not to stretch your legs and take in the air (and the odd cafe or two)!  RRP is $29.95.  I hope you enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed walking and writing it! If you wish to order it direct through Woodslane Publishing, you can do so via this link: http://www.travelandoutdoor.com.au/title.aspx?isbn=192187435X

Do let me know what you think of the walks when you do them!

Thanks to all of you who have followed my authoring journey for this book – hope you will stay with me on the blog to whet your walking appetite for my next one, Best Walks of Geelong, the Bellarine and the Great Ocean Road, which will be out mid 2012.

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Tacking Point Lighthouse and Miner's Beach, on the Port Macquarie Coastal Walk

 

Another Walking detour entry while on holidays away from Melbourne: 

Heading south from Brisbane, we stopped in at Port Macquarie and had a spectacular walk earlier this week along part of the new 8km Coastal walk.  The kids really enjoyed clambering over the headland between Shelly Beach and the secluded, rockpool-strewn Miner’s Beach.  The short steep climb up the stairs to the doll’s house proportions of Tacking Point Lighthouse was luckily wind-assisted, and roundly rewarded with the spectacular sight of huge humpback whales breaching and smashing back into the waves on their annual migration.  Tacking Point was named by Matthew Flinders on his 1802 circumnavigation of Australia and the lighthouse sits atop it looking much like a tiny white Greek Island church.  For more info on the coastal walk: http://www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au/explore/location.aspx?cid=30&id=200

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