Lorne, Victoria, Australia

Lorne, Victoria, Australia

Lorne. Holiday dreams for generations of Victorians. In the middle of the iconic Great Ocean Road. Public BBQ with a brilliant view of Louttit Bay. Right in the heart of the Otway forest and Conservation area. Bustling crowds in the summer. Quieter in winter. Lorne, a lovely place to visit. Lorne, Victoria, Australia.

The Lorne Footbridge, Lorne, Victoria, Australia
The Lorne Footbridge, Lorne, Victoria, Australia. The footbridge at the eastern edge of Lorne is a familiar sight to travellers as they drive into and out of the town. This is a different view - the footbridge at dawn. May 2013.

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The Lorne Footbridge, Lorne, Victoria, Australia
The Lorne Footbridge, Lorne, Victoria, Australia. On the footbridge looking south - the pedestrian's view. It is currently closed awaiting maintenance and repairs.

It is a true suspension bridge, with the bridge platform suspended from bights of cable strung between two towers. It crosses the Erskine River near its mouth. It was built in 1937 with funds from the Shire of Winchelsea and from Lorne residents.

It is the only suspension footbridge in the shire, and one of the few left in Victoria. May 2013.

There is another, called the Federation Bridge, just outside Inverleigh in Victoria, and another, very old one, in the Victorian high country near Talbotville

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On the beach at dawn. Lorne, Victoria, Australia
On the beach at dawn. A quiet walk on the beach gives you time to reflect, Lorne, Victoria, Australia. May 2013.

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Beautiful morning sun. Lorne, Victoria, Australia
Beautiful morning sun. Lorne, Victoria, Australia. A great pic with great composition. May 2013.

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Quiet reflections on a morning walk, Lorne, Victoria, Australia
Quiet reflections on a morning walk, Lorne, Victoria, Australia. The soft, gentle light adds a serenity to this peaceful morning scene. May 2013.

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The things you find on the beach! Lorne, Victoria, Australia
The things you find on the beach! Lorne, Victoria, Australia. Great composition of the log on the beach. May 2013.

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A friendly kookaburra, at Lorne, Victoria, Australia
A friendly kookaburra, at Lorne, Victoria, Australia. Friendly - near enough to touch! This pic was not taken with a DSLR with a long lens, but with a Nokia Lumia 920 mobile phone. So you have get close up to get a good pic. May 2013.

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A heron wading, at Lorne, Victoria, Australia
A heron wading, at Lorne, Victoria, Australia. May 2013.

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A duck, at Lorne, Victoria, Australia
A duck, at Lorne, Victoria, Australia. May 2013.

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Reflections, in the quiet stillness of the morning, at Lorne, Victoria, Australia
Reflections, in the quiet stillness of the morning, at Lorne, Victoria, Australia. The Lorne footbridge is in the distance. May 2013.

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Reflections, at Lorne, Victoria, Australia
Reflections, at Lorne, Victoria, Australia. An amazing shot with so much depth and so many facets. It just draws your eyes in ... May 2013.

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Reflections, trees in the water, at Lorne, Victoria, Australia
Reflections of trees in the water of the Erskine River, at Lorne, Victoria, Australia. May 2013.

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Under the boardwalk, down by the sea ..., at Lorne, Victoria, Australia
Under the boardwalk, down by the sea ..., at Lorne, Victoria, Australia. An interesting monochrome study of a boardwalk, taking a child's eye view. May 2013.

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The beach, Loutit Bay, at Lorne, Victoria, Australia
The beach, Loutit Bay, at Lorne, Victoria, Australia.A rocky shelf and beach in the evening sunset. Just a beautiful place. There is a really nice barbecue area to the left of the picture up on the hill. I reckon it has the best view of any barbecue area I've ever used! July 2015.

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