Cape Schanck

10/07/2017 at 4:34 AM (Activities, Environment, Travel, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

Cape Schanck is located on the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula where the wild sea water of the Bass Strait unites with the calmer water of Westernport Bay. It was named after Admiral John Schanck who designed the Lady Nelson centreboard and who was also was commissioned in 1799 to survey the coast of Australia.

These days the most imposing and defining landmark of Cape Schanck is the 21m tall Cape Schanck Lighthouse which was built and completed back in 1859; it is actually the second lighthouse built in Victoria and the first lighthouse tower in possession of stone stairs. Entry fees do apply for tours of the lighthouse and small museum.

A prominent geological formation is Pulpit Rock which stands out at the very tip of the cape. This can be accessed through the wooden staircase and scenic boardwalk which descends to the beach but look out for large, fierce waves in winter which may wash across Pebble Beach.

Another walk available through the main car park is the 2.6km Bushrangers Bay Track which abounds with lovely coastal scenery and this first lookout is an insight into several that follow. For anyone who would like more information or more detailed notes, a guide to this walk is available for purchase.

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New Year Resolutions for 2010

01/04/2010 at 1:25 PM (Activities, Financial, Fitness, Goals, Jobs) (, , )

1. Get a job involving writing whether it is volunteering, interning or paid work.

2. Learn a new language.

3. Get back to dancing.

4. Pick up Photoshop skills.

5. Cook more often & eat take-out less.

6. Finally make a Flickr to upload my photos to.

7. Maintain this blog, at least once a week.

8. Tone down on the clothes shopping.

9. Save up for a trip overseas.

10. Get braver in my city driving skills.

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