The Great Ocean Road - Part 2
Trip Start Dec 29, 2010
152Trip End Dec 05, 2011
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Katherine had done a good job of remembering most of the names of the more impressive structures so we saw many of the highlights. Its also a bit confusing as the Twelve apostles only actually numbered 8 and then in 2005 one of them fell down leaving just 7 actual Apostles. But there also seems to be numerous other equally impressive structures and Islands
Late afternoon we headed to Port Campbell campsite down by the beach which was fairly nice and managed a BBQ - steak again - a firm favourite with the boys. Katherine went for a walk with Benjamin in the morning on the beach and into town looking for a nice breakfast joint but like many of these really tiny towns the only place to eat opened at 9.30am.
We headed back for another look as they structure really are so mesmerising we did not want to leave too quickly. We went to Loch Ard Gorge, the scene of a fateful shipwreck just one day from their final destination after a 3 month voyage from England - talk about falling at the last hurdle.
A quick look at the Salt and Pepper shakers and then we moved on tothe Bay of Martyrs and the Bay of Islands and then on and through the Great Ocean Road. The much hyped picturesque town of Port Fairy was our next stop.
Lots of walking - the boys did well.
Along the Great Ocean Road that there were lots of people similar to us and we were joined by lots of backpackers in mini-campervans, as well as families. Now that we are outside the peak touristy areas again we are back to being about half the age of many of our fellow campers....it is really impressive how many older people are out there doing big trips around Australia