This is the view from the 2nd lookout at the site, this one you have to walk around to. The sun came out and stayed out, which was good considering how gloomy it looked earlier. We’ve taken too long to get here though.. doubtful we will have enough time to do Loch ard Gorge and London bridge before it gets dark..
Just as we approached the famous Apostles the weather finally broke, the rain stopped and the sun even showed through the clouds in spots. Note in the first picture the rubble of one of the apostles, which collapsed a few years ago. I will need to check my older pictures of this spot to compare before and after..
Long Day of driving planned for today.. first stop (after 1hr in Geelong shopping, then another 40 mins in Torquay at the surf shops), was the famous surfing spot Bells Beach. I’ve been here a few times now, and have yet to be lucky enough to witness an epic surf day, but the power of the place is detectable even on semi calm days..
Finally finished with all the Xmas dinners, BBQs and Boxing Day we left Melbourne late afternoon and headed south to Geelong. We had looked at accommodation further down the Great Ocean Road, but understandably everything was booked out. We had thought about booking earlier, but if the weather was foul we would have bypassed this part of the coast.
In the end it worked out well, as the foreshore along Geelong is now a very interesting place.
From Green Cape we drove deep into the night as we needed to put on some miles. We arrived at Lakes Entrance around midnight and were very lucky to find a motel still open with an available room.
In the morning we got up early for a free continental breakfast, then went for a walk along the lake and over the bridge to the ocean beach.
We found an amazing place on Green Cape called Bittangabee Bay, which is just up a little from the Green Cape lighthouse. The bay is protected from north and south winds and is great for kayaking, fishing and snorkelling.. I know this because we did all three!
Afterwards we had a BBQ on the beach, which included some whiting we caught from our kayaks… doesn’t get much better than this…