Weekend Wanderings – Cape Otway
When I was in Apollo Bay, I really wanted to see the Lighthouse at Cape Otway. I don’t really know why, I think because we keep being told that it is a great lighthouse, though I wonder if that is so we will pay the huge price to go in and see it. I almost went and saw it once before, but didn’t quite get there. I have to say, I don’t think I will be going again.
It is a nice looking lighthouse and the people who work there are lovely, but I thought the price wasn’t really worth it. It seemed a bit much. They have got a lot things there for the tourist, but we weren’t that impressed. I loved going up the lighthouse and looking at the coast from it. The tour guy at the top was great and full of lots of great information. We had a nice coffee at the shop, but we didn’t do anything else. It is a shame they don’t open at night for night photography. I did send them an email to ask some questions, but never got a response, which is always disappointing.
The views of the coast were really spectacular from the top of the lighthouse. I loved being up there to see them. I think the waters on the southern coast of Australia are just amazing.
Before we went to the lighthouse we went to Mait’s Rest Rainforest Walk. It was a small area off the Great Ocean Road that has a path through it that you can walk around. I have never really looked at rainforests before, but I think I really like them. They are so challenging to photograph. I have spoken about this before, how hard it is. I was driving through one day, and I think photographing them is a challenge that I am up for.
There were lots of wooden paths like the one above as well. I suppose they are there to keep you on the track. I like the juxtaposition of this structured path in a forest that has no real structure.
One of the things you really have to look out for are the things that are almost too small to see. I think that is something I find really amazing about the rainforest, you really do have to look for the details, like the funghi, there are so many different types. I am so used to looking at things on the whole, and I don’t spend enough time looking for details. My friend that went away with me, was good at that, so we did see lots. I think I would have missed a lot if she weren’t there. I need to learn to look more closely.
I am going to leave you with a gallery now. I have more expeditions planned this weekend. It is great getting out several times a week to take photos, though I don’t always get very many. I hope you have plans for the weekend to take some photos. The weather is going to be fantastic here this weekend, might even get a couple of sunsets, that would be great.