The Great Ocean Road
This amazing feat of engineering was built as a tribute to the Aussies who had died in WW1, and was built largely by returning soldiers. It wends its way along the coast for 200km west of Melbourne, and throws up some natural phenomena so astonishing that photos do them scant justice. But I’m going to try anyway……
Monument depicting the heroic men who brought this project to fruition.
A visit to a colony of koalas in the wild taught us that these seemingly cuddly little bears have a serious violent side to their personalities during the mating season.
Cape Otway lighthouse gives stunning views along the coastline.
The scene of the tragic loss of a Scottish clipper along with 57 lives, but two did survive, to become legends in Australian folklore.
…but the cove made a perfect place to swim.
Then the famous Twelve Apostles
of which only seven remain
located along a coastline of pristine beaches with perfect sea conditions for world-class surfing.
…..and one for the photo album!
Phew, but stepping out of the air conditioned bus at each stop was like stepping into a furnace….it reached 38C today!
Really looking forward to the cold and snow of the UK!
See you up the road!
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