Great Ocean Road part 2
Trip Start Nov 24, 2008
98Trip End Oct 21, 2009
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The weather was perfect and the rock formations were pretty impressive. We saw them all including the Twelve Apostles, London Bridge, Thunder Cave, the razorback and many others.
We arrived into Apollo Bay in the early evening and decided to stay there for the night as it is a good idea to get off the roads here before dusk. The kangaroos tend to come out at that time and are attracted to the headlights of cars. If you hit a roo you can seriously damage your car and even be killed yourself. Apollo Bay was a nice little sea side town and after a stroll along the shops and some dinner we sat outside our hostel with some beers looking out over the bay as the sun set.
The following morning we made for Melbourne along the last stretch of Great Ocean Road. The first stop on route was in Lorne where we took a stroll along the beach and watched some children having a surfing lesson. It was then on to Torquay which is a well known surfers town. We stopped at the tourist info centre and checked out the surfer's museum next door. It was pretty cool but since neither of us surf we kinda flew through it. After some lunch we hit the road and made for a Wildlife sanctuary where we met Andy the Koala along with Kangaroos, Wallabies, Wombats, Emus and many other animals indigenous to Australia. Finally it was time to head for the big city, Melbourne.
At about 5.30pm after some seriously scary driving through the crazy Melbourne streets where the drivers think they are in Go Karts we arrived at my cousin Aine's apartment. We had a quick catch up with my aunt who was over visiting we hit the local for some pizza and beer and met Aine's mates and room mate Sean. It was a late night and we crawled into bed at about 2am.
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