The Great Ocean Road

In a word, ”spectacular”! Our capable driver and guide took us a few hundred miles from Melbourne to see some of the most amazing scenery. It was a cold, rainy day but by the time we reached Lorne the sun was shining and it had warmed up a bit. Lorne is a quaint little village with boutiques, cafes and lots of cockatoos walking around. If I was 20 years younger I could see myself here with a holiday home that the locals call ”shacks”. (very expensive shacks).

We headed to Apollo Bay where we had a lovely 2 course lunch. Each selection was perfectly prepared and so tasty.

We made our way to the Twelve Apostles but now less than 12. Rising out of the Southern Ocean are limestone pillars that were once connected to the mainland cliffs. Waves and wind have battered them down to 150 ft tall columns.
We made our way to the London Bridge. A massive structure that collapsed in Jan 1990 leaving 2 tourists stranded for hours waiting to be rescued by helicopter. It is said the man was there with his mistress and their cover was blown.

On our way back to Melbourne we had a sighting of tons of kangaroos hopping all over the place.

It was a beautifully full day. Hunger and rest needed attention. Phil, Katrina and myself had reservations at the Bamboo House and taxied over. Its a lovely restaurant that was filled with gentlemen and a few ladies. Service was great and the food was delicious. We had lightly dusted calamari, spring rolls, Peking Duck and shrimp fried rice. Wow! what an amazing day!

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