Great Ocean Road Day 94 (Aug 22nd)

Trip Start May 20, 2009
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Trip End Dec 22, 2009


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Flag of Australia  , Victoria,
Saturday, August 22, 2009

After meeting everyone on the bus, our driver Brian drove us for a few hours to a location where they have white kangaroos, it was really unusual and interesting to see Kangaroos of that colour. Unfortunately they were quite far away. So we weren't able to see them close up. We then made our way to Lake McKenzie Falls in the beautiful Grampians National Park. The waterfall was a pleasant sight, as I have seen quite a few waterfalls from New Zealand, but i was still impressed, primarily because of the surface and dark grey colour of the rock face if was falling from (god that sounds sad). However what impressed me most about this amazing scenary was the forrestation. A few years ago there was a large fire in Victoria meaning that much of the forrest was destroyed and the surviving forrestation around Lake McKenzie falls is burnt, giving it a raw, powerful and distinctive look, bare and rugged. Next we went to Reids Lookout, which overlooks the majestic Grampians National Park. The views were spectacular, awe-inspiring, a wonder to behold, the landscape is so vast, you have a 180 degree view of miles and miles of forrest meshed between rocks and bolders, definetly the best view i have seen in Oz so far. On the way back from visiting McKenzie Falls i saw two kangaroos, my first in Australia close up!!! I literally came within 3-4 feet of them whilst they were eating the grass, they were really beautiful, but I hope to see full-size ones tommorow. In the evening Brian prepared us Spagetti Bolognese, very nice, we had some pudding and i chatted to Narae, learning about Korea and the culture. We then relaxed in the living room in front of the fireplace, as it rained heavily outside. Fingers crossed for blue skies tommorow for the 12 apostles.
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amfield
amfield on

Hi son
Darling it sounds like you having a amazing time i think everyone should do it if they can. loving your blogs and it was great to see you on web cam made my day it really did thanksfor ringing . I will make you your favourite dish when you get back i promise, whatever you want . i so glad you did this , i of course miss you but what a thing to do Lee , what a experience , i am so proud of you . Love you with all my heart ,be safe and talk to you soon Mum xxxx

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