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Travel Blogs from Lorne
... it from the cliffs, you have an uninterrupted view out to sea*... and, of course, of the surfers.
You can really catch some big wave here; particularly at Bells Beach. And no we didn't try it. I took one look at the waves mercilessly battering a poor guy in the surf and decided it was Pros only. That being said, I think he was rather enjoying being repeatedly sucked under the swell -- although I can ...
... was around!).
My legs were shaking when I got back and could hardly use the pedal
controls in my camper! I’m so unfit!
I then went to find the Ottway Lighthouse – about half an hour away. I had been told that Koalas live in the
trees, in their natural habitat, along the road to the lighthouse. They were easy to spot because of the number
of people milling around the trees – and once you spotted one, you could spot
... in the back seat, he has rode in one many times before. We took a 15 min($145.00 ea) helicopter ride along the 12 apostles. They are huge columns of rocks in the ocean, and there are really only 7 left. There were only 9 to start with, but they used the biblical name to attract tourists. They are made of limestone so they wear away and fall over. All the shoreline is carved into amazing shapes, caves etc.
We stopped at several different ...
... Breakfast. (Bacon slightly crispy please, scrambled eggs, do you do fried tomatoes? double shot latte...etc. etc.) Frankly you could eat Weet Bix at Halls Gap and the scenery would still make it a feast. Amazing. We set off into the Grampians, basically taking it easy, enjoying the roads and doing some sightseeing. There really are some epic views from several of the lookouts. One of the few times I really wished I'd packed a 'real' camera instead of just my ...
... at the camera. Not entirely sure we managed it, but hey the photos show we were all there.
Lunch was a quick pick up of the most expensive packet sandwiches we think we've ever bought at the 12 Apostles visitors centre. Guess they have to make their money somehow as they don't charge entry fees. Dylan loves watching the red helicopters taking off and landing as they whisk people over the top of the sea stacks to view them from the air. ...