7 November 2015
Hooray for long vacations!! :)
Since I had two weeks off of school in early October, Chris decided he could take a few days off and we would go drive the Great Ocean Road!
|Image from: http://www.atn.com.au/topdestinations/victoria/great-ocean-road.html|
The Great Ocean Road is loacated in the state of Victoria, in southern Australia. The start of the road is just about a 9 hour drive from Canberra.
Even better, Pip got to come along for the trip!!
We spent our first night and joined the road in the city of Torquay, a beautiful place to start from and very indicative of things to come!
|Early morning beach in Torquay|
|The beach and sky in Torquay|
|Pip remembering Honduras on the beach (although this one was MUCH colder!)|
|Surfers in full wet suits--remember the water down south comes straight up from Antarctica!|
And then very quickly stopped to take in the view. The drive is, for the most part, really not commercialized, but does provide many opportunities to pull off to the side of the road and see the view from your car, or walk a bit and see a little more.
|Chris walking for the view|
|He found it!|
|Chris and another beautiful view|
|Flies! The flies are really getting bad in Australia this time of year. Ew.|
|Chris is pointing to Tazmania...or New Zealand. I can't remember.|
|Trees along the Great Ocean Road|
|Another amazing beach with the Great Ocean Road beyond. You can see how close we were to the shore!|
|Chris, Pip and our little red clown car.|
|Pip looks thrilled, doesn't he? :)|
|Water Fountains are called Bubble-Ups here. Funny.|
Port Campbell is the nearest town to arguably the biggest draw on the Great Ocean Road, the 12 Apostles. There are actually only 8 currently standing, but they are quite beautiful.
We visited early one (chilly) morning and again later that (even more chilly) night. If you time it right, you should be able to see some penguins coming back to roost for the night...unfortunately we saw the spectacular sunset but no penguins!
All-in-all it was a WONDERFUL trip, and I highly recommend you come to Australia to see the Great Ocean Road!