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... Then we got across and slept at Torquay.
It was very wet and cold when we woke up and we went to Phillip Island, there was a track that was called Phillip Island Grand Prix. We went on a ferry and it was to Queenscliff from Sorrento. It wasn’t as bad as what I thought it would be like, it was very smooth. We went out to the front it was very cold and windy, I thought it would be much more windier than what it was.
... Melbourne to see my lovely Australian friend Margaret. She lives on the edge of the city and after a slight detour we found her house. We haven't seen each since we were here 4 years ago and have emailed infrequently however we always seem to just carry on talking where we left off. We had a great afternoon wandering around downtown Melbourne and then later a delicious meal at an Italian restaurant. Next morning we went together to a small local food market just up ...
... the night! We visited three potential campsites but all were full so we headed towards Geelong and Ocean Grove where we had previously stayed. We tried a couple there and they were both chocka. I was starting to think we were screwed. Jay was getting hungry but I said the sooner we found a place, the better! We went back to the campsite we'd stayed at over Christmas. It was a different couple this time. They were just as nice as the Aussies but from Liverpool England instead! They ...
... might be. Has debris and water from the bottom of the tank gotten into the fuel pump and carbs? Has the oil breather overflowed into the airbox and carbs, fouling a plug? Hard to say. At Apollo Bay we finally call it a day. We specifically get separate rooms at the YHA so that I can get some sleep...if I don't sleep again after a day like today, I'll be a total zombie tomorrow. I'd like to work on the bike but it's getting dark and I'm struggling even to use ...
... and Dylan find a very nervous looking Rich on the far side of the lighthouse. He doesn't have a great head for heights. Having opted for the easy option of a mummy carry on the way up the little man is determined to climb all the way down all by himself, including the steep top ladder section.
Our return journey is just as good for koalas and then a bonus spot of a field full of kangaroos to top off a lovely but noisy ...