After getting our rental van, a KIA Carnival, we loaded up for our road trip. With maps in hand and me at the wheel, we were on our way. Since I had 6 months experience driving on the left hand side of the road, they thought I was the best choice as driver.
|Cindy at the wheel... what's it doing on this side?|
|The 'little' bus|
|long way down, and UP!|
|Sisters on Belis Beach|
|Can anyone guess what this is???|
|Split Point Light house|
|Koala in the wild|
|"Jump!! oh it's only a koala."|
Bought some groceries for breakfast in our suite and went for supper at Apollo Bay Seafood. It was interesting picking a restaurant with so many people and so many food desires and avoidance's. One last stop before going back to our room, the Bottle Shop (liquor store) for some evening refreshments.
|home for the night|
Fed and clean we left by 9:00 am for a brief stop at the beach trying to spot the whales again. Still no luck. I drove again today and our first stop was at the light house at 'Cape Otway Light Station'. We spent almost 2 hours there exploring the area and climbing the light house.
|"Try & get a picture of the whales!"|
|keep looking, they're out there|
|cool rock formations|
|steep climb up|
|looking out over the Southern Ocean|
|Typical Canadian tourist! It's only a koala!|
|This is what's left of the '12 Apostles'|
We stopped at Port Campbell for lunch at '12 Rocks', catchy name! Went into a few shops and the information center before deciding we'd go to one more look out on the G.O.R. and that was the 'London Bridge'. It really isn't a bridge anymore as it collapsed in 1990 so all we saw was its remnants.
By 5:00 pm we were heading back to Melbourne. We arrived shortly after 8pm, after refueling the van, we parked in the nearby car park. We put on 591km in 2 days! Kim, Darrell and Chris's delayed luggage finally arrived. We ordered in pizza to go with our refreshments.