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Great Ocean Road

semi-overcast 24 °C

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I nearly forgot to mention that yesterday before we went wine tasting we stopped into a small town, Mt. Martha, along the way and had fish and chips. Wow, how great it was to select the fresh fish that we wanted and to have it freshly cooked, lightly battered and then wrapped in paper. The fish was unbelievable….how I said that word before?

Today, we started our adventure to the Great Ocean Road. It took about an hour to get out of the City and probably another 30 minutes before we reached the beginning of the “Great Ocean Road”. We stopped at Bell’s Beach…the beach that will host the 2009 Surfing Championships. It wasn’t a nice hot day but rather windy and cool. Still I think the temperature was about 22.

We stopped by the famous golf course where thousands of roos inhabit and naturally we only saw 5.

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Take a look at the picture of the house on the stilt. Apparently, it was designed by an artist and is now rentable….rumoured about 2000 per night(edited)....it's much cheaper than that. Go to http://www.thedeckhouse.com.au/ to read about it!

We ventured onward and visited the lighthouse at Aisley’s Inlet and followed the road as far as Lorne. To have reached the 12 Apostles would have been another 2 hours or so and we decided that each beach was just as beautiful as the last and that we had seen enough. It is beautiful but after all the winding road and views start to look the same.

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The road sign for today was “Slowing down won’t kill you”. Interestingly enough although most highways are posted at 100, few people go the speed limit, there are so many speed cameras and windy roads that people are rather cautious.

Posted by Bada Bing 04:14 Archived in Australia Tagged backpacking

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