Great Ocean Road: Coastal Views

On Monday I picked up my rental car and headed off for a few days on the Great Ocean Road in southern Australia, rightly described as one of the great drives anywhere in the world. It’s been a couple of years since I last drove on the “wrong” side of the road, but the adjustment was actually pretty easy. Only once did I open the passenger’s door when I thought I was on the driver’s side. Oops!

Anyway, here are a few of my photos of the views from the coast.

One of the “must see” sites is known as the Twelve Apostles, a series of rock features rising majestically out of the sea. There aren’t twelve any more as the same water and waves that created them has already started pulling them down. I first went at sundown on Tuesday to catch the last golden rays of the day’s sunshine bathe the Apostles in glory. Nice idea, but the sun decided instead to hide behind a cloud at sunset. And then it rained. It rained often but never for long while I was on the Great Ocean Road.

So I went back the next morning and got some better photos of the area. While at Apollo Bay Monday night I went to Mariner’s Lookout. As would prove the following night, sunset was a bit of a bust. But while waiting three horses in the adjacent field came over to say hello.

Next: my visit to the rainforest.

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