28.10.2012 - 28.10.2012
Off again at 10 am finally getting to Warnambool & the start of The Great Ocean Rd......strange I spent the first 25 years of life in Victorian& apart from a couple of trips to Lorne never went on this spectacular road.
It is certainly a "wow" as we discovered with the numbers of foreign tourists. We did all the stops at the The Arch,London Bridge , The Grotto & of course The Twelve Apostles which are now only three. Big interpretive centre & excellent access . No dogs allowed mmmmm so we carried Tilly. It was hot so couldn't leave her in the car & apart from that it's her holiday too. Right !!
We spent a good couple of hours wandering between the various different sights then off to Pt Campbell ....dogs not welcome at any of the caravan parks. Next stop ended up Apollo Bay. Long drive through the Ottway Ranges. Very steep road but stunning views at times right to the sea.
Arrived at Apollo Bay nice park with lots of big shady gums.... Went for a walk & an icecream in the town centre.....nothing special all modern shops etc. Would have been interesting 30 years ago when it was a tiny village. However the bay itself is spectacular & the white sands extend for miles.
Barbecued rump steak we bought in Pt Fairy along with sweet potato chips & the last of the organic greens...oh & stack of barbecued onions. Yum I must say!
Watched the rest of 3rd Harry Potter then early night. Great day but think the sun got to my head....no hat of course.
Staying put today but will drive down to Lorne only about 50 k . Looks like another great day.