Yesterday I had a great day with JC (Jonathan) and took some pictures.
I drove down to visit Jonathan on his farm.. It's just across from Wilsons Prom and a beautiful part of the world.
After following a long drive way I found JC's place.. We put our boards on his 4x4 and went for a paddle.
One reason for JC choosing this location was due to his love of windsurfing and just down the road is a place called Sandy Point.. It's a worls famous speed sailing location and we drove down there first and checked it out.
This is looking south and along the speed course.. Even in 50 knots of wind you can sail in smooth water within inches from the sand.. It's awesome when it's working and people come from all over Oz and even the world to sail here.
This is looking North and JC is pointing to his farm house on the hills in the distance.
Just a few minutes drive over the hill there is the Sandy Point surf beach and we checked it out.
We then drove to a great paddling spot called Walkerville.. or something like that.. it's a place with these historic lime kiln's that were built over a hundred years ago.
We parked on the beach and then checked out the kiln's that were right on the edge of the beach.
Time to hit the water and go paddling.
The water was warm and calm.
It's very rocky and interesting coustline.. and we cruised along enjoying the great conditions and spectacular views.
We paddled past the bat cave.
We found a little wave and played on it for a while.
We stopped at a nice little beach.
We continued paddling and past some amazing rocks.
We paddled through some scary gaps in the rock with surging water and wirlpools that made timing important and also a little luck with the waves.
We stopped at another little beach and did some exploring.
Check out this cool rock formation.
We grabed our paddles and continued on our adventure.
Back at the car and time to check out JC's little farm house.
I soon found out that his little farm house is not so little.. and had great views of where we've been paddling.
I hope JC doesn't mind me posting pictures of his house that overlooks Sandy Point and the Prom.
He has many dams on his farm.. I was temped to go for a paddle in this one.
We walked through some of his gullies that had beautiful tree ferns.
Back at the house for a rest and another look at that great view.
Thanks for a fantastic day JC.. and what a great way to spend a Summer's day in Melbourne... well just a little way out of Melbourne.
Thanks for sharing DJ. Is that lava rock? Awesome view JC!
Honestly i think tourism Victoria should give you a job.
That's what it is all about thanks DJ
Wow beautiful photos and lovely house.
Thanks for coming down DJ, I saw things on that paddle that I've never seen before and I must have done it twenty times. The Walkerville end of Waratah Bay is a remote beautiful part of the world, nice to have some company in what is known to be a popular hangout for Whities! Looks deserted now, imagine what its like in winter. Mind you paddling through that bloody whirlpool was scarier than seeing a shark, the photo didn't do justice to how sucky and surgy it really was...
It was a great photo shoot....um, day
top pics DJ , it is a great part of the world around there . did some catching in shallow inlet when i was a young fella.
Nice pics DJ and JC.
I love the touring/adventure side of SUPing.
Great pics. Must have taken you ages to upload - but all worth it.
What camera do you use DJ ?
Nice shots DJ looks like you both had a great day.
Thanks for sharing
good pics DJ, what a great place JC, no wonder you get down there and what about the photos of your workshop and sculptural design pursuits? now they would also be of public interest or maybe they can be entered in the next Lorne sculpture competition?
Is that Starbie one of the new guns?
That's some dramatic nose and tail!
Nice pics DJ thanks for posting
Hi Johnny, yes it's the 10'3 x 28.5 Gun. Surprisingly it's a great all round board, not super stable because of the pulled in tail - that's why I was slighty nervous going into that rock pool passage, but you know DJ, photo op takes priority!!
It's pretty fast on flat water and really nice in the waves, I use it heaps. Funny because I looked at it on that little wave and thought wow there is some nose rocker there.
It will be sad to say goodbye to the SUPVIC weekend at Inverloch now that we have a new location.
absolutely beautiful part of the country and the pics are just fantasic. I will have to get down there some time. Great house as well ....... lucky to be living the life down there
My daughter just said why does he have IBS on his car?.. Because everyone knows IBS stands for irritable bowel syndrome..
Great shots DJ of a great day. I cantwait to work out how to add shots to my pages
Your photo essays are a mainstay of Sea Breeze DJ. Thanks
Awesome pics guys, you are a lucky man Jonathon!
As Tom Waits asks of the workshop; "what the hell is he building in there?"
Then I looked around my house and car and realised that JC has been busy constructing various excellent pieces of stainless and others steel work for me and others. so it is not true that JC is just relaxing at the farm. Busy,Busy.