jenn jay tales

Jennifer Johnston shares her travel tales; life adventures; observations, photos and random thoughts

It is about the Journey, not the Destination


Walk beach shot - Copy


Great Ocean Road Walk

Put thirteen women in their late 30’s to mid 40’s together on a three day walking/hiking adventure, is there likely to be thirteen different agendas?

Married, divorced, separated, de-facto and single, our group covered an eclectic “relationship status” mix. Professional, semi-professional, full-time and part-time workers, some mothers, some not. All were keen to get away for a few days to tramp through the Australian bush.

The tour is the Great Ocean Walk, a three day journey commencing at Apollo Bay, (a few hours drive south of Melbourne) traversing through the Great Otway National Park, along the cliffs from Blanket Bay towards the beautiful Parker Inlet, finishing at the Twelve Apostles.  To read the rest of my story please go to my travel blog:


Two of the surviving Twelve Apostles

That is the beauty of walking, it allows you to take time and relish the journey, not worry about the destination.



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koala in gum tree

we saw plenty of these guys in their natural habitat!

Cape Otway Lighthouse

Cape Otway Lightstation

walk group shot 4

Our all female group

Walk group in a line

Line em up!


Author: Jenn Jay

JennJayTales was created as a place to share my writing. I share random blogs about activities of interest to me and maybe to you. Writing is a passion and there is nothing I enjoy more than meeting people and capturing their stories through my observations and words. As TRAVEL is a huge passion of mine, I've created a travel blog Please enjoy Jenn Jay Tales and if you consider my writing style as something your magazine, book, blog, on-line publication, website or business may be interested in, please let me know - I'm keen to write for you. Email me at

6 thoughts on “It is about the Journey, not the Destination

  1. I think you’ve moved beyond aspiring… I believe you’ve arrived!

  2. Im so jealous. I did a walk once with an old girlfriend on Cape Cod Massachussets. We called it a “Thoreau-ian” homage to Henry David Thoreau. It was only two days on the sand but being out in the solitude of the beach as contrasted to throngs of beach goers is a radical shift in perspective.

    Wally G

  3. I love reading your tales Jen, makes me want to go there!

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