Thursday, 10 March 2011

Australia -- We were nearly there!

So nearly in Byron Bay with Briony !
We knew if we wanted to fulfil our dream of driving the Great Ocean Road we had to do it before meeting up with Briony or else we would be too sad to enjoy it properly when the time came to say goodbye for another six months!

So we arrived in the city of Melbourne, which we really enjoyed.
It is vibrant,eclectic and welcoming.

Federation Square.
It has the largest outdoor WiFi area in the world!

Loved this photo!

Lovely street music- A Flamenco band to remind us of Spain!

We were staying at nearby St Kilda.
A beautiful spot with so many sporting activities going on.

How the strings did not get tangled was unbelievable but the kite surfers made a wonderful sight.

We hired a little car and were off, along what is thought to be one of the best drives in the world!

The Great Ocean Road is a 243-kilometre (151 mi) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay andWarrnambool. The road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932, and is the world's largest war memorial; dedicated to casualties of World War I. It is an important tourist attraction in the region, which winds through varying terrain alongside the coast, and provides access to several prominent landmarks; including the nationally significant Twelve Apostles limestone stack formation.

We loved it!

It also made us realise what  beautiful coastal areas we live near in South Devon and Mojacar in Spain.

The Twelve Apostles!

Something I had been really looking forward to!
We had a slightly cloudier day but it did not matter.

London Bridge has really fallen down!

Just a turn of the corner leaving the spectacular coastline behind for a few mileth we found ourselves in a tropical rain forest at Maits Rest.
The tree ferns are just wonderful- we saw so many in New Zealand and Australia.

Just another wonderful few days.
 With no crafting at all -- Too windy and far too spectacular.

But these two photos made us laugh.
When we reached Scarborough there was a walking group and the rain had started!

And how true is the sentiment on this Camper Van!


  1. Glad you are having a good time, it all looks lovely
    Sue x

  2. It is a great, scenic drive!. Looks like it wasn't too wild. We did it backwards, coming from South Australia, so our views were slightly different. Also did the helicopter flight over the Twelve Apostles (I think they are down to about 8 now!)

  3. Thanks for lovely comments-- we have returned home with heads full of happy memories x

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