South West Victoria
24.02.2013 - 27.02.2013 25 °C
After spending four days with Lorraine's brother Jon and his partner Ali in Melton, west of Melbourne, we headed south-west on our last leg of our Big Lap that will take us 2 months to travel the western part of Victoria, South Australia and through the Nullabor to Esperance in Western Australia. Lorraine wrote her exams in Melbourne and she got her results for the Clinical Coding exam today. She passed with 93%!
We travelled the famous Great Ocean Road through Anglesea, Lorne, Point Hawdon and Apollo Bay to Great Otway National Park to camp a couple of days at Johanna Beach. The park features rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, rock platforms and windswept heathland. In the north, the park features tall forests, ferny gullies, waterfalls and tranquil lakes. The campsites at Johanna Beach are free with no facilities except a toilet and it was surprisingly busy. Johanna Beach and the Johanna River are named after the schooner Joanna that ran aground and was wrecked here on its maiden voyage from Launceston Tasmania, in September 1843. One crewman drowned.
From Johanna Beach we travel the rest of the Great Ocean Road and stopped at the Twelve Apostles, The Arch, London Bridge, The Grotto, Bay of Martyrs and the Bay of Islands in Port Campbell National Park. Exhausted after too much sightseeing we travelled to Killarney Beach to camp overnight before travelling further tomorrow to Lower Glenelg National Park.
Tonight we have a double celebration: Lorraine's exam results and one year since we arrived in Perth for this Big Lap tour.