An Impromptu Trip Down the Coast

Posted by in Adventure on November 2, 2012 0 comments

At about 11.15 this morning, I decided to book an overnight stay down in Apollo Bay. Apollo Bay is a 3 hour drive out of Melbourne on the beautiful Great Ocean Road. To get here, you have to drive on some very windy roads of rocky coastline with waves crashing into the rocks and beaches, but it is stunning, relaxing and peaceful.

(not bad pics for my iPhone driving 80kmh with one hand on the wheel, the other taking pics!)

Last time I was down here, two years ago, I was with my lover showing him the best of Victoria and he loved the fact that the landscape is not littered with advertising signs, just natural beauty. A little beyond Apollo Bay the Great Ocean Road turns into rainforest and even farmland before it hits the Twelve Apostles – an iconic shipwreck coastline that’s famous around the world.  But we won’t be going there this time…

What is funny, are the little signs on the road for the tourists… I didn’t take any photos of them, as I knew I did last time… but they are on my other computer 🙁  They say “We drive on the left, in Australia.”

We made it to Apollo Bay a little after 7pm, checked into our ‘family suite’ which is more like a 2-storey townhouse with the boys sleeping upstairs, and me downstairs (they also have an XBOX 360 to play with, so they are doubly excited!) After we checked in, we went to get some dinner at the local pub. Apollo Bay is such a pretty town, and the boys are eager to stay for a little longer…