Dear Mark, The photo attached is Mal & Fran at the Gables (our end point), one second before Fran’s hat blew off and landed in a tree on the precipice – we did not retrieve it.
The flexibility in tailoring the walk to our perceived level of fitness was excellent. This flexibility continued during the walk, as we added extra segments. We appreciated all the material sent to us before the walk: it heightened our anticipation of the whole experience. We appreciated the briefing the night before. Almost nothing could be done to improve our walk. The B&Bs and the shuttle drivers added useful information. The walk distances in the itinerary did not exactly match those on the signs along the way. We have talked to a number of people since in glowing terms about the walk and Walk 91. Everything was perfect. All meals were excellent, including the Roadhouse. The long views from the 2 B&Bs were incomparable. The Great Ocean Walk was fantastic. Each accommodation enhanced the experience. The nature walk at the eco lodge was most enjoyable. The tiger quolls were real stars. The ..drivers.. were great, very patient and flexibleThe work ..Parks Victoria.. have done is fantastic. Some explanation of the Fluker photo posts would have been helpful. Some boot cleaning spots seemed geared for walkers going in one direction only. I’m still not sure whether the boot cleaning was at a start and finish of an infected area, or whether the disease was everywhere. At low tide Milanesia Beach is easily walkable, according to Chris & Julie. It sure looked it to us.
Just a comment, not a complaint: the hardest day was Cape Otway to Castle Cove, with the path was all sandy, a significant beach detour to Rainbow Falls, the walk around Cape Otway Light and the final walk up to Castle Aire.
Malcolm Faul April 2013