We also spent an hour or two out in the vicinity of Heathcote where at close proximity to the town is an area the locals describe as the pink hills. these are remnants of the gold-rush, leftover alluvial diggings that are eroding away leaving spectacular colours and shapes to marvel at. These pink hills can be photographed in the middle part of the day during the winter months as the light is a lot less contrasty due to the sun being at such a low angle. Other stops included the flooded Mount Ida creek and the Botanical Gardens in the small village of Malmsbury. The winter sun was a delight here and the reflections in the ponds very attractive.
Recently our club had a wonderful three day weekend at Waratah Bay. We had an amazing lodge all to ourselves and over the course of the three days we drove to various locations nearby. As the road to Tidal River was still blocked some of the group drove down the five mile road at the Northern end of Wilson’s Prom National Park to Miller’s Landing. Very dramatic seascapes here and luckily the tide was out so some excellent seascapes presented themselves. The Big drift was a two kilometre walk and proved to be a great spot for some unusual landscapes. These sand-hills are huge and are simply amazing to walk over.
Other places the group visited were Fish Creek, Sandy Point, Walkerville North, Cape Liptrap and Port Franklin. This area is so good and with its relative closeness to Melbourne there is a strong indication from the favourable comments by everyone to visit this area again next year, with the group booking the same lodge too, as it caters for the needs of the club very well.