About the Author
- Bob Padula
- Mont Albert (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
- Ths author is a Chartered Professional Engineer, providing specialized consultancy services in International Broadcasting Engineering. He is graduate of the Royal Melbourne Instiutute of Technology.and holds the rank of Member, Institution of Engineers Australia . he is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for Services to Shortwave Radio, and was employed by the PMG's Dept/ATC/Telecom Australia from 1956 until 1997...
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Exploring the Somers Reefs - Westernport Bay
On Saturday afternoon November 14, 2009, I went down to Somers Beach, on Westernport Bay, about 70 km south of Melbourne.
From the main car park at the General Store I followed the Somers Foreshore Nature Trail, through coastal bushland, reaching the reefs.
The tide was out, exposing the vast reefs, which I explored.
From there I continued along the beach to Sandy Point, at the perimeter of the HMAS Cerburus naval facility.
Access to the beach beyond Sandy Point is prohibited.
My return was along the beach to the staircase leading up to the carpark and viewing platform - the hike was about 5 km total.
The reefs offer plenty of opportunities for rockpooling and reef exploring.
There was plenty of water action - yachts, jet boats, kayaks, swimming, paddling, cycling, sandcastles and fishing for toadies!
There are excellent views across the Bay from the Nature Trail.
See all of the Photos of my visit!