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Monday, December 4, 2017

Day 3 Geelong and Great Ocean Road

Split Point Lighthouse
As we head back east toward Melbourne on the Great Ocean Road we are discussing how the road is divided into 3 distinct segments, plus the low beaches between Geelong and Split Point Lighthouse. The literature suggests the GOR starts in Torquay.
How Split Point got it's name

From Lorne to Apollo Bay you experience generally high cliff views and winding road as pictured in our first segment. Then from Apollo Bay the road enters Otway National Park and is mostly forested lands a ways away from the ocean.

Then beginning with Castle Cove past Port Campbell to the London bridge lookout approx.. 26 kms. you see the distinctive cliffs and beaches that make this area unique.

As we head back today toward Melbourne we stop at the Split Pt. Lighthouse since it was in the mist and rain on Sunday on our drive out. Today the sun is out and so are the novice paddle boarders
Paddle boarders in Training
taking their lessons in the estuary behind the beach. On our way up to the Lighthouse we spot a white Cockatoo
First Hiding

Then on full display
who at first conceals themselves and then hops out on a wire on full display. The lighthouse itself itself is a nice 15 min return hike.

Then onto Geelong where Sandra wants to see the decorated Bollards. Geelong is definitely ready for Christmas. After walking the shore-front here we are looking forward to some Fish and Chips. This time it's Barramundi and Prawns at the Geelong Boat House, a barge that is fitted with a cafe on it. The fish but especially the Prawns are nothing short of fantastic!

Decorated Bollards


Merry Christmas from Geelong

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