The Great Ocean Road - Day 238

Trip Start Jan 31, 2008
Trip End Ongoing

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Friday, October 17, 2008

It's an overcast and blustery day as I drove to Warrnambool where the main highway joins the world famous tight, windy and gloriously picturesque Great Ocean Road. Stopped at the Bay of Islands first to gaze at the majestic rock formations sitting just off the coastline, beautiful even on this rather overcast day.

Entered the Port Campbell National park where I had a short walk on the sand dunes and the deserted beach close to the town of Perterbough. Continued along the ocean road to some of the most famous landmarks of the entire drive, The Grotto, London Bridge and The Arch. All awesome formations which really are wonders of nature. It's amazing what the pounding of salt water and wind can do to rock over the millennia.

Moved onto the Lock Ard Gorge and the twelve Apostles just a little further along the coast from Port Campbell. The twelve Apostles have to be the most famous formation on the entire drive by far. Certainly a beautiful spot to have a stroll especially in the fading light.

After passing the Apostles the road rises steeply into Otway ranges. I stayed in the Otway National park tonight, on a surfing beach called Joanna. Had a walk along this wind swept beach just after sunset with some massive surf pounding the shoreline. Once again, I pretty much have the place to myself. A really beautiful spot for a sleep.
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