Great Ocean Road in all its glory

Trip Start Jan 31, 2012
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Trip End Mar 31, 2012


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Caravan Park on the river

Flag of Australia  , Victoria,
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Well today proved to be a really amazing day. Firstly it was the first day in a couple that the sun had really shone for the entire day (mind, the wind was still blowing), and secondly because of the scenery and the history that was on offer.

Leaving Johanna Beach about 10ish or so we headed up the hill and battled against the wind till we got to the 12 Apostles. This used to be known as the Sow and Piglets until some Marketing genius figured out that this didn't sound too flash.

Parking the van in the car park was easy. Sharon decided that after her 'long' drive she would like morning coffee. The barista put on his barista hat and made a superb coffee with our stove top espresso coffee maker and Allan's special stove top milk frother. Ah luxury.

Refreshed we wandered with several hundred other tourists down to the view. Just beautiful and the oos and ahs in several languages agreed.

By the time we got back to the van a lot of other people had turned up and were jockeying for a place in the small car park.

Next stop Loch Ard gorge. There is so much history here and we were keen to revisit this area. Over the next few hours we walked into every place that was available to us, and read up on the history. In between times there was lunch to be had as well. Thank goodness for the convenience of the caravan.

By 3pm we had had our fill of amazing sights, smells and history and we moved off to Peterborough to prepare for the next couple of days. Read washing and filling up the water tanks.

This, sadly, was the last night our cricket made 'his' happy chirpy tune. He seemed to die out about 9pm and was never heard from again. Believe it or not we miss him (Editors Note: No way)
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