A Canadian in Australia - thirty days. Day 13 - Bay of Martyrs and Bay of Islands (revisited), Tower Hill Reserve, and Griffiths Island


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March 11th 2019
Published: March 11th 2019
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Today I left the Great Ocean Road after ten days. I intentionally took my time and got a great sense of that part of the country, As I left the area I revisited both the Bay of Martyrs and Bay of Islands as their magnificent scenery deserved another look. This was quite the contrast to my next stop - Tower Hill Reserve, with Tower Hill being a dormant volcano showing signs of previous volcanic activity. While there I completed two walks, the two km Journey to the Last Volcano Loop and the shorter Lava Tongue Boardwalk. Unfortunately both were underwhelming. Few signs of significant activity. You could see a small crater and walk around the rim. It looked like a paved circular parking lot. The Lava Tongue Walk as well had a few volcanic rocks on the route but no extensive lava flows. I was somewhat disappointed and probably should temper my expectations. The most interesting thing at the reserve was a emu trying to get into my car. Following this I drove to Port Fairy and completed a walk around the perimeter of Griffiths Island. This is an easy three km hike crossing a number of small beaches, passing numerous

volcanic rock and eventually arriving at Griffiths Lighthouse. The walk done at a leisurely takes around an hour and a half. I then drove back to Warmambool (love these names) for the night.


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12th March 2019
Flight of birds

First I was surprisedby the lenght of their tail...but after I figured out it was an art piece!!
12th March 2019
An emu wanted to get too close for my liking

He or she wanted a friend!
12th March 2019
An emu wanted to get too close for my liking

Not my type!

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