Yesterday we decided to have a day off and enjoy a peaceful walk along this beautiful Gippsland trail. Because we are replete with serendipity we happened to be there at low tide (Do!) http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/tides/#!/vic-port-welshpool-pier This way you can walk one way along the shore and return along the bridle path, or vice versa.
You can turn right at the caravan park sign on your right after the turn to Port Albert, go to the end of the road and start the walk there. Going this way you can avail yourself of really beautiful fish and chips (and mayhap a cold lager) at the grill and bar where the old (fire ravaged) hotel used to be (turn left at the Rocket Hut near the jetty – 50 metres on left). Highly recommended.
You can dawdle along and take about two hours each way, skipping stones, poking periwinkles, admiring the many gorgeous birds, snapping splendid sunsets, etc. If you wish (or have time) you can walk a further couple of hours along the foreshore towards Tarraville and Robertsons Beach. http://www.visitvictoria.com/regions/Gippsland/Things-to-do/Outdoor-activities/Walking-and-hiking/Old-Port-Trail.aspx
Della and the dogs enjoyed the view.
Spot loves to race across the sand.
Glorious stippled patterns on the sand draw the dogs together,
Then launch them apart.
Spot bouncing on rays of stippled sunlight.
Past a red-billed shearwater.
A royal spoonbill takes off.
Just a hint of the Srzelecki Hills
Some beautiful mangroves.
A blue haze of Wilsons Prom in the background.
You can walk back along the bridle path.
Past grass trees flowering.
Ubiquitous flowering wattles.
Finally a sunset over Corner Inlet.