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I woke to a sound I hadn't heard in just over a month. The duck quacked aggressively, probably making our fellow room mates wonder who on earth had sabotaged the room with poultry. Becky's alarm clock was always annoying, it wasn't any less so on the other side of the planet. We were up early so that we could go on our day trip down the Great Ocean Road. Our tour guide rang us as we were on our way down the stairs, five minutes early. That put a dent in ...
... a pod of five dolphins jumping through the sea in front of us. We tried to snap a photo but they were too quick and our zoom couldn't focus. We had hoped to see dolphins earlier on the trip as they are common in Indonesia and along the east coast of Australia, but had eluded us... until now.
We had certainly diced with danger on this leg of the trip. First it was avoiding Kangaroos on the road at night, ...
... above where Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean collide. For thousands of immigrants Cape Otway was the first sight of land after months at sea and hundreds of lives were lost in shipwrecks, leading to the building of the Lightstation to guide the ships. It is also the site of Dinosaur Cove, where site excavation in the 1980s revealed many fossils of dinosaurs dating back more than 100 million years. We were shown an iron ore rock which was about 6 billion years old ...
First off, visiting the Twelve Apostles in the morning couldn't have been a better decision. Great lighting, bearable crowds and twelve gigantic limestones and a broken bridge all to ourselves :) On the way back at the Twelve Apostles helicopter tours, we bumped into Steven from London, who just this very moment finished filming a promo video of ...
... and in 2007 to protect them from seals and other predators stealing their eggs, they brought a Maremma sheep dog named "Oddball" on the island. The experiment was a success, and the penguin population has been growing ever since. From where we stood we could just barely make out the forms of the penguins on the island. When they walked it confirmed that they were definitely penguins!
The first stretch of coastline was called "Shipwreck Coast" ...
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