discovery bay

We recently spent a weekend camping with friends at Discovery Bay Coastal Park in the west of Victoria, an area with abundant history and natural beauty.

We went for a hike in an enchanted forest of moonah trees…

Walking

Walking

Moonah forest

Moonah forest

Lichen and mosses abound in the Enchanted Forest

Lichen and mosses abound in the Enchanted Forest

Spider

Perfect web

Rockwall

Rockwall

And visited a surreal landscape originally believed to be made up petrified trees but now recognised as the result of mineral erosion…

Lunar scape covered in Leucophyta brownie

Lunarscape covered in Leucophyta brownii

Pillars

Pillars

Small pillars

Small pillars

Tree trunk shapes

Tree trunk shapes

Eroded pillars

Eroded pillars

Blue sea

Blue sea

Waves at the Blowholes

Waves at the Blowholes

Discovery Bay is known for its huge sand dunes and we were keen to get among them.

Dune walking

Dune walking

Sand dunes

Sand dunes

Reeds

Reeds

Scotto on the dunes

Scotto on the dunes

Not much speed but lots of fun

Not much speed but lots of fun

It was a weekend of chats, fires, walks and discoveries. And lovely time with good friends, including this sweet little man…

Determined to carry his own things

Determined to help!

And I had some time with my camera…

Kunzea leaves

Kunzea leaves

Kunzea flowers, which become muntries, a bushfood with a spicy apple flavour

Kunzea pomifera flowers, which become muntries, a bushfood berry with a spicy apple flavour

Kunzea

Kunzea

Pimelea

Pimelea

Polygala myrtifolia- weedy but spectacular

Polygala myrtifolia- weedy but spectacular

It’s a very beautiful area to spend time and well worth the five-hour drive from Melbourne…

6 thoughts on “discovery bay

  1. Jenny

    Such a lovely part of the world…. although a bit windy from memory!! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous, Jules. What lens do you use for the macro pics? I can’t get any where near that sort of clarity with mine.

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    1. julesmoon Post author

      Thanks Jenny! Yes, it’s a beautiful place- and you’re right, quite windy!

      I opted out of a Nikon macro (due to cost) and went with a Tamron 90mm lens. It’s the first one I’ve used so I don’t have anything to compare it to but am very happy with it. I do need to get a tripod though- my hands are quite steady but it’s hard to get clean shots!

      What lens do you use?

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      1. Jenny

        I have a Sigma 18-250mm which I think is my problem- I know a fixed focus lens will give better results but it’s pretty handy for travel when you don’t want to carry too much. I need to learn a bit more about the functions of my camera before I go spending too much money on it!

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  2. dre

    Hiya! I have nominated you for a One Lovely Blog award because I think your blog is full of awesome goodness. If you would like to accept this blog award, you may find the link here:

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    1. julesmoon Post author

      Thanks so much, Dre! You’re so sweet! I don’t get around to posting as often as I’d like but I guess we do as much as we can : )

      xx

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