|Fossil Beach Geological Reserve.|
|Looking south down Port Phillip Bay from todays start point.|
|I was heading north towards Mornington.|
|I was only a couple of hours after low tide but I'm thinking that the strong north westerly wind was pushing the water a bit higher than normal.|
|Between headlands I walked a series of beaches, some covered in these rounded rocks and some with sand.|
|There is a fair spring flowing out from the cliffs in one spot.|
|Looking back along the coastline over Coral Cove, all the way down to Mt Martha in the distance.|
|I dropped back down to the sand again at Fishermans Beach.|
|Way out in the bay the Spirit of Tasmania was steaming it's way up to Melbourne.|
I walked 7.7 kilometres and climbed 103 metres on this afternoons easy-medium grade walk. Now wile the distance and the climbing involved would suggest that this walk is dead easy there are a couple of issues to consider. The first one being that the sand is particularly soft and grainy, I started my walk a couple of hours after dead low tide and it was a tough slog at water level on the soft sand. The other issue is that when I left the sand the walking can get a little rough, there is even a bit of scrambling around a couple of small headlands - where not talking the Western Arthurs here, but you’ll still need your hands in a couple of spots. As far as I know there are no published notes for this stroll but it’s not a hard walk when it comes to navigation, I basically headed to the beach at Mt Martha and turned right. I suppose the only trick is to decide when to leave the beach and climb to the cliff tops. I was lucky enough to have Sam drop my off at the start of the stroll but if you only have one car then there is a bus that runs along the coast between Mornington and Mt Martha, so public transport is a viable option.
Mornington to Frankston Coast Walk, 2014.
Balcombe Estuary Nature Park Trail, 2014.
Mt Martha, 2016.