Victoria and the Great Ocean Road - Day 5

 

 

Wednesday, 24 September 2008: Geelong - Port Campbell.

It doesn’t seem to matter whether we stay in a motel or the tent, it seems we still can’t get mobile until around 9:00am. Isn’t it great to be on holidays? Tested the heater this morning and while doing it I had the kettle on the go, the air conditioning, both bed lights and guess what, tripped the power! Hope that’s not an omen.

Cold and windy day, no wonder so many Victorians are moving to Queensland. We started the day by doing a tour of the Bellarine Peninsula. I thought there might be an opportunity to visit a couple of wineries but no such luck; too early apparently. After the peninsula, we headed off south-west down the Great Ocean Road. The day is very hazy and windy. Into Torquay for our morning smoko from the esky and thermos. These are supposed to be breaks but seem to be replacing lunch on many days. Onwards, checking out the sights and stopping for lunch at Apollo Bay where we talk to a couple of fellow bikers, one from Melbourne out for a two day ride and a couple from South Australia doing the road in the opposite direction to us. As we head west for Peterborough, the head-wind picks up and the constant buffeting will remain with us for the day. By the time we get to the Twelve Apostles near Port Campbell we have had enough so we head straight into Port Campbell and set up camp for the night. Great little caravan park and the town is in a valley and seems to be sheltered from the wind so the night is pleasant. We also try the heater out so we should get a warm night’s sleep.

 

 

  • Geelong Harbour Geelong Harbour
  • Harbour Commemorative Bollard: Ulysses Club Founder, Ol' No 1, Stephen Dearnley Harbour Commemorative Bollard: Ulysses Club Founder, Ol' No 1, Stephen Dearnley
  • Bells Beach Bells Beach
  • Bells Beach Bells Beach
  • Bells Beach Bells Beach
  • Split Point Lighthouse, Aireys Inlet Split Point Lighthouse, Aireys Inlet
  • View from the road approaching Apollo Bay View from the road approaching Apollo Bay
  • Wandering local at Apollo BAy Wandering local at Apollo BAy
  • Taking in the view near Apollo Bay Taking in the view near Apollo Bay
  • Taking in the view near Apollo Bay Taking in the view near Apollo Bay
  • Lush green rolling hills Lush green rolling hills
  • Southern cliffs at Port Campbell Southern cliffs at Port Campbell
  • Southern cliffs at Port Campbell Southern cliffs at Port Campbell
     

 

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