Helen and Randall on the road

A bit about our adventures 2011-2012

Friday 2nd September 2011 – Great Ocean Road

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leisurely cafe breakfast in Melbourne just round the corner from our hostel and from Flinders Street station, watching all the schoochildren crowding into the ‘Little Cupcake’ shop across the street.

Picked up the (hilariously teeny) rental car and after a minor ‘scenic route’ got ourselves onto the highway and thence to the Great Ocean Road “…a 243-kilometre (151 mi) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Warrnambool. The road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932, and is the world’s largest war memorial; dedicated to casualties of WWI.” (Thank you Wikipedia)

The GOR is quite quite lovely and has viewpoints all along it like this one:

We stopped off for lunch in the sunshine in Lorne…:

…before taking the recommended detour to Kennet River to go Koala spotting:

As we had been dawdling a bit it was already dark by the time we arrived at the Blue Lagoon Caravan Park  …oops, I mean the Twelve Apostles Motel and Country Retreat, where the lovely and extremely chatty Diana gave us the key to our ‘holiday cottage’ – a wooden studio apartment looking over the fields yet only 3km from the coast, so an easy drive to see the the sunrise over the Twelve Apostles the next morning. We saw our first kangaroos of the trip bounding along the roadside as we trundled up the dirt track to our cottage. Boing!

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Written by helenbcn

September 2, 2011 at 10:55 pm

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