Second day on the great ocean road, to Halls Gap.
Trip Start Oct 31, 2011
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We started out by driving down the great ocean road. At about 1 hour in, we stopped at a rainforest. We walked down a trail and it took about half an hour. We saw Eucalyptis Trees, some over 8 feet wide and 300 feet high! Its amazing how big they get, and how fakst the Koalas eat all the leaves off. The forest was called Maits Rest.
We then drove another hour, and stopped at the Cape Otway Lighthouse. We payed to get into the big area, and saw the telegraph house, head lightkeepers house, assistant lightkeepers house, and Australia's most significant and oldest lighthouse, the Cape Otway Lighthouse. They were all built in 1857, and we walked through all of them, including climbing to the top of the lighthouse
We also listened to a man speaking, he happened to be there today. He is the son of the first person to drive a car on the island, a Ford T-Model. We then ate at the restaurant, I got some quiche, then we left. We headed towards our next stop, a waterfall which we later found didnt exist. We drove downhill on a scary 10 mile stretch of road, and when we got to the top, found up we went in a giant circle and we were back in Apollo Bay!
We went back to Apollo Bay, stopped for an ice cream, then headed back the same way we went down before. When we got to the intersection we made a wron turn at last time, we made sure to turn the other way. We were then finally off to Halls Gap. On our way there, we stopped at The Famous Twelve Apostiles. They are 12 massive rock formations in the water, corroded and grinded down by the ocean water hitting them for thousands of years. We soon later stopped in a small town to get some food. I had 6 chicken nuggets and chips (fries) and a Lift, a carbonated lemonade type drink. The rest of the way to Halls Gap were narrow 1 car lane roads, sometimes that had us thinking they were bike paths, in the dark. It was very scarp, and we almost hit an owl.
When we got into Halls Gap, we had trouble finding our hotel, and our GPS took us on a real bike path! It took us about 15 minutes to find it, soon later finding out we were literally beside it the whole time. Hey, it was dark. When we got here, we notice about 10 Kangaroo's around the yard. They were cute. Now im writing. Thanks for reading!