|Buildings of Queenscliff|
We'd had a lovely tour of the Great Ocean Road planned, but it would have to be amended. At the suggestion of the campervan rental company man, we headed down to a little town called Queenscliff, where we enjoyed the best coffee we'd had in Australia (at least to date) and a nice 2nd breakfast of poached eggs and Moroccan dried fruit salad with yogurt and warm spiced sauce. It was delicious and buoyed us for the return to Melbourne for our appointment. If you have a chance to visit the town, go to the Shelter Shed. It's a haven of respite for the weary traveler.
With the window repaired earlier than anticipated, we headed to our next destination; a small town called Anglesea, at the start of the GOR. We felt better having the camper secured again and parked in our campsite gingerly, minding the trees at the back of the lot.
|He came to say hello when we made camp.|
|Our first official GOR beach in the early morning light|
We didn't get far, when we noticed signs for Erskine Falls and a little spot near and dear to our co-co-pilots heart: Teddy's Lookout.
|Teddy...looking out...what else did you expect?|
|The falls were more of a trickle (dry season)|
We stopped in Apollo Bay for lunch and got to watch the tourists flock by from our perch on a raised deck of one the hotels.
|They like putting beets on hamburgers|
|They've pretty well nailed fish and chips|
|Amazing trees like this abounded.|
I'll even throw in a kookaburra. Ron took the picture...isn't it amazing? (Actually, most of our photos are a mixed effort so kudos all around.)
It was then a race to the Apostles to try and get there before sunset. We keep forgetting that the sun sets earlier here with every passing day. The coastline is spectacular though.
Of course, we were also told that sunrise was an amazing time to see the cliffs, so we woke early (yes, it's true!) and went back for a second look.
|Looking up the opposite way at sunrise|
|First blush of day|
|The cliffs further down|
|Sunrise through the gorse|
|View from our campsite|
|Bay of Islands|