The Great Ocean Road Part 2

Trip Start Jan 03, 2012
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Trip End May 02, 2013


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Flag of Australia  , Victoria,
Friday, May 25, 2012

Twelve hours after placing heads to pillows we awoke to drizzle that rapidly took on a fiercer tone. Thankfully the downpour abated in time for our visit to The Twelve Apostles.  Sculpted by wind and water, this gorgeous group of natural towers took our breath away.  Or maybe it was the wicked wind battering our bodies as we persevered.  At times we couldn't tell if a light rain was falling from the sky or if we were being sprinkled with sea spray.  The wind was so strong that a waterfall was blowing backwards up and over the ledge from which it fell.

Pushing on the day turned into rapid fire sightseeing with a turnoff every few kilometres leading to stunning seaside scenes that took 15 to 30 minutes each to absorb and photograph.  Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, Thunder Cave, The Arch, The Grotto, Bay of Martyrs... the list went on and on.  Jason didn't even find a free moment to tie his shoes that day.  The sun made a better late than never appearance about an hour before dusk.  We stopped at the whale watching platform in Warrnambool but there were none to be seen.  After two rainy nights in the car we checked into a comfy hostel for the night.
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June on

Wow Jason - this places looks breathtaking.

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