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Oct 4, 2005 - The Great Ocean Road (16/07/05 - 17/07/05)

Perhaps as famous as Route 1 down through Big Sur in California, there was a lot of anticipation and great expectations about this part of the journey. It had been my original intention to hire a convertible for this drive but that was back in a time when I had more money to spend and before I had teamed up with somebody with a car of their own. And sure, to drive it yourself would be a hell of a thing to do but since it was pouring with rain, and given that it's a narrow little ribbon of tarmac at twists around the caostline this way and...

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Simon -off to Oz!

Mar 24, 2005 - Great Ocean Road, Australia

Mar 21 - 23 We arrived on the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne. Our first port was Torquay. This is a major surfing spot, amoung these beaches is Bells Beach. As it turns out there was the Rip Curl Pro surfing competition on while we were there. We thought this would be the perfect opportunity to see some great surfing. Unfortunately the waves did not agree with us, so there was no surfing that day. We did however go to the surf museum. Our next stop was Anglesea for lunch, we saw kangaroos at the golf course there was at least 100 of them....

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Mar 23, 2005 - Lorne

Lorne is at the eastern end of the Great Ocean Road a couple of hours' drive from Melbourne. This stretch of coast is well known for its surfing beaches and Lorne is a trendy spot for Melbourne's younger set at the weekends. It was quiet when we arrived but our last couple of days were the start of the Easter weekend and by Friday morning the place was jam packed. Our accommodation was in an apartment complex on the beach which was pretty nice - unfortunately they were in the middle of building some new blocks and the restaurants were...

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Nov 5, 2004 - The Great Ocean Road

Sadly yet another wet day and we were really worried that it would spoil our drive on the Great Ocean Road. However, I must admit, it really gave a dramatic edge to an already impressive coastline! Wow. As we drove along we stopped at the various viewpoints which, despite the weather, were filled with people. Paitence and tolerance was definitely in order today...not our best attributes I must admit!! The scenery was breathtaking though; the Bay of Martyrs, the Grotto, London Bridge, the Blowhole and then, the hugely famous Twelve Apostles....

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Wedding bliss

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