|The view from the Millionaires Walk section of today's stroll.|
|I started today's walk at the rotunda near the Sorrento Pier.|
|Leaving the pier I picked up this track that climbed up to the cliff tops.|
Once up on top of the cliffs in the park the going was reasonably straight forward for awhile and the views were long….and grey! Making my way through the park I emerged beside Point Nepean Road. Walking the foot path beside this road wasn’t actually as bad as you’d imagine, the footpath was separated from the road by trees for some of the length and there were always the flash mansions to check out, although I could mostly only see big fences, steel gates and tradesmen this morning. Shortly after passing St Johns Anglican Church (the church dates back to 1874, however the rendered concrete ramp in front kind of spoils things a bit) I turned right down Lentell Avenue and headed a couple of hundred metres to the coast.
|Up on the cliffs everything was pretty easy...this is looking up Port Phillip Bay towards Arthurs Seat from Sorrento...|
|This is where things got a bit cryptic...to pick up the Millionaires Walk I had pass through this un-signposted garden gate.|
|There is no shortage of private jetties along this section of the coastline.|
|Reaching Point King I headed inland again.|
I walked 5.8 kilometres and climbed 106 metres on this easy stroll. There are opportunities for a swim at Sorrento and Shelly Beach and a large selection of cafés in Sorrento. Like I’ve mentioned this walk isn’t really sign posted or promoted but it is legal, you’ll need to keep an eye on the map though! I used the notes and map out of Woodslane's Best of the Mornington Peninsula book and they got me through OK, I’m guessing the relevant Melways page might do the job too. Bus 788 can take you back to Sorrento cheaply and quickly. Now while I've been a little irreverent about the Millionaires Walk section of this walk really I'm just taking the piss a bit, if there is anyone out there who actually does this walk then walk quietly and with respect along the cliff top sections. It's great to be able to access these spots and we don't want to lose the access we've got.
Sorrento to Blairgowrie, 2018.
Farnsworth Track, Mornington Peninsula National Park, 2018.
|Portsea Beach in front of the hotel has been eroding away for years now, it's thought that it is linked to the deepening of Port Phillip Heads.|
|Looking along Port Phillip Bay towards Point Nepean National Park.|
|Portsea Pier - I guess I'll have to come back again on a blue sky day sometime.|