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Great Ocean Road

South West Victoria

sunny 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.

Views from the Great Ocean Road

Views from the Great Ocean Road

Sunset at Johanna Beach

Sunset at Johanna Beach

Two of the Twelve Apostles

Two of the Twelve Apostles

Twelve Apostles

Twelve Apostles

The Arch

The Arch

The Grotto

The Grotto

London Bridge

London Bridge

Rugged coastline at Port Campbell

Rugged coastline at Port Campbell

Port Campbell National Park

Port Campbell National Park

Bay of Martyrs

Bay of Martyrs

Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

Posted by KobusM 20:11 Archived in Australia

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Happy anniversary and congrats to Lorraine

by Graeme

Gorgeous scenery here! Enjoying your blogs.
Cheers,
Ann.

by aussirose

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