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Mar 3, 2018 - Great Ocean Road

We picked up the campervan (our home for the next 65 days) in Melbourne and headed out to the Great Ocean Road. The road was built in stages between 1919 and 1932 by 3000 ex-WW1 servicemen to link seaside settlements and open up the coast for development. It stretches from Torquay to Nelson (approx. 250 miles) with a never-ending series of stunning views. Along with a surprising number of Chinese tourists, we marvelled at the mighty ocean with its turquoise waters contrasted against the white of its breaking waves and golden cliffs. One...

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Dec 8, 2017 - Day 12 - Melbourne to Port Campbell

Easy morning, to understand the weather. Next stop must be Port Campbell, after so many times I’ve been there more than 10 years ago, when we were building the Otway Gas Plant. So many nights spent there in winter, when that little village was desert and few in summer, when is still bloody cold, but with tourists around. The sky was blu, few clouds far away west and forecast in Port Campbell were however better than in Melbourne. We had breakfast with Stefy and John, last chat, pack and go. Following John suggestions, we went around...

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Nov 29, 2016 - Day 7 Mortlake to 12 Apostles

Overview Gaylene , David and I rode out together just after 6am. Geoff joined us for awhile. Short 25km to our marshalling area at the Terang race course Sandy arrived later. Was a tough marshalling position with riders wanting to leave their bikes outside and that wasn't allowed. Lots of shouting on my part for many hours. As did the other marshals. Very hard to control 4200 cyclists!!! Left the position quite late and arrived at the 60km lunch spot not too long before it closed. Met Geoff there and the 4 of us rode back together,...

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Mar 3, 2016 - Last stop before Melbourne, Port Campbell on the Great Ocean Road

We have had a perfect day, weatherwise for our revisit to the sights of the limestone coast of the Great Ocean Road. Port Campbell is only 90 min from Port Fairy along the start of the Great Ocean Road and we have spent 6 hrs getting here visiting every lookout and little walk en route. Last time we were here we rushed the east end of the Great Ocean Road and did not visit all the sights so it has been nice to have more time. The only sight we have not revisited yet is the 12 Apostles which we will do tomorrow as we pass on the way to...

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Oct 25, 2013 - The Twelve Apostles

We have just come along the Great Ocean road from our rest stop last night. We were coming down the mountain road which winds down and came to some roadworks. When they allowed us to go we discovered the road had fallen away and there was only one lane with a sheer drop on David's side. We made it through but it was pretty scary and also unfortunately wasn't able to get the camera out in time. The weather has been pretty awful. We stopped at Princetown and had an egg and bacon roll for lunch. Then travelled along to the Twelve Apostles. The...

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Feb 25, 2013 - Port campbell

We woke up to an overcast, misty kind of morning. We had a bit of backtracking to do before continuing on our way, as we weren't able to get to all of the stops before sunset last night. So we grabbed some comfort drinks before hitting the road (mocha/chai latte) and started out. We spent the morning touring around the last stops of the Great Ocean Road, then started making our way inland to Daylesford. We were a bit delayed arriving, as they were doing some control burning in the ditches along the road. There is a forest fire burning in...

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Engagement honeymoon

Nov 27, 2010 - Port Campbell

. 22nd November. After Pt. Fairy we headed to Port Campbell which is a lovely seaside village, with only one main street and some houses. The caravan park is good, apart from the showers which turn into a pond if people don’t mop up after themselves. 23rd November. Alan and Sue asked us to go for a drive along the beautiful Great Ocean Road (saves taking two cars) We took a picnic lunch and visited two cheese (The Mousetrap Factory and the Apostles Factory) and an Ice creamery and Distillery all very nice. We went to London Bridge, the...

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