Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Great Ocean Road
Weather: - Warm, mostly sunny (feels like my nose got burned again . . . . )
Just when you think that you have seen all the good scenery, BAM, you turn the corner and bump into a shed load more. Seriously. And so it happened today on our trip from Warrnambool to Geelong. It is a relatively short drive, but it took us as all day due to the fabulous scenery that just had to be photographed. This particular coast is the last resting place of many souls who perished at sea, their boats crashing and disintegrating on the jagged rocks that are the focus of many of these pictures. A savage beauty.
But first - we stopped the car and jumped out to take this - hilarious!
First (proper) stop was the 'Bay Of Islands':
I love how Dad looks as though he has been 'photoshopped' on this last pic!
The next stop was the 'Grotto'. Beautiful:
We stopped for lunch in Port Campbell - a lovely seaside town:
We then stopped off at Loch Ard Gorge, where the Loch Ard (the subject of the show that we had seen in Warrnambool the night before) had crashed and sank;
Our last stop off was to view the Twelves Apostles, created by the erosion of the limestone cliffs by the erosion of the sea. The first couple of pics had the sun shining directly into the camera, so the pics look like B&W silhouettes (er, I planned it that way!!) Yet again, stunning!
Pretty amazing. It would have been great to have followed the Great Ocean Road for a few more miles, but we had to head inland, and finished the day in Geelong, before driving to Melbourne tomorrow and our flight to Auckland NZ. It really is difficult to take a bad photograph when the scenery is so lovely. Australia - you have been a great hostess and I have enjoyed visiting you. I will be back. I promise . . . . .
I hope that you will continue to follow this blog - a least for a few more days as there are some more adventures to be had in New Zealand!