We have made it to The Great Ocean Road!
“The Great Ocean Road is a permanent memorial to those who died while fighting in World War I, carved in rock, it winds around the rugged southern coast. Built by returned servicemen it was a huge engineering feat ending decades of isolation for Lorne and other coastal communities.” (http://www.visitmelbourne.com/Regions/Great-Ocean-Road/Things-to-do/History-and-heritage/Building-the-Great-Ocean-Road)
We spent just two days exploring the area but one could easily spend weeks, visiting each town, swimming and surfing the beached, whale watching and of course eating at all the fantastic cafes and restaurants.
Day 30 of our Australia trip had us drive 183 km from Warrnambool and stopped in Apollo Bay.
This was just too much fun!
It was late afternoon by the time we arrived and I have to say MORNING would have been better for any picture taking.
This is my attempt to videotape the drive out the window. Two problems. One: It was the Drivers side of the motorhome. Two: I didn’t have tape…
We tried so hard to write in the sand. Dan’s first attempts were irradiated by the waves before finishing and Baby Godzilla did the work on the rest of the attempts.
Day 31 completed the Great Ocean Road.
Driving from Apollo Bay to Melbourne Port was 218km
We saw much more of what we expected out of The Great Ocean Road. We even saw several people surfing in the 10C weather.
It was getting cold enough I needed to buy Scarlet something to wear. I had been hoping to wait until New Zealand but Fall/Winter has started to show up here in Australia.
On our journeys, we saw some impressive road work and some rather concerningly unstable rock walls.
Our drive was completed by hopping on the M1. This road is such a start contrast to the last few weeks. Multi-lane and TRAFFIC. We haven’t seen this many cars since Townsville on the East Coast!
Melbourne is sporting a new skyline and the bridge is massive!
Now to board the Spirit of Tasmania and start the next chapter of Australia!