Day 23, The 12-ish Apostles....
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This morning i was woken up early which i wasnt entirely happy about! It took him a while to get me up but eventually he suceeded as Rick decided to drive us down the Great Ocean Road and to the 12 apostles. We started the journey about 10 and first, after a couple of hours, came to Lorne which is a sea side town packed full of people. It was far too busy to stop so few carried on a while until we reached Apollo Bay. Here it was a bit quieter so we parked up and all got fresh fish and chips which we ate on the grass by the sand dunes. It was really nice, except for the ridiculous amount of flies. After we finished we got back in the car to head to the apostles.
We drove for about another hour but it didnt feel like just driving as the views along the Great Ocean Road were breathtaking and also, along the way we stopped as we spotted quite a few wild koalas up in the trees! Our first apostle wasnt far away.... just one on its own but a little further down the coast was the visitors centre and most of the other apostles. There was a walk way out to the edge of some of the cliffs so we could look all the way along and take pictures of about seven apostles all lined up. There were a few piles of rubble were a couple of them have obvisouly collapsed over the years. Also at this point we saw some lad from europe who had THE worst fake liverpool shirt ive ever seen....it had about 6 shades of red and a badge surrounded by yellow!
There are a lot more sites along this coast and we stopped at most of them, including 'the blowhole' which was like a further in land cut out hole where the water is channelled in at high tide and bursts up in the air, we saw quite a few caves and then we went to Shipwreck cove and down to the beach. The water was freezing but lucas, white, rick and i explored the caves and picked up crabs while loren who was tired sat in the car. It was really nice and lucas loved it...he barely stopped talking the whole day buit its brilliant. He has such an incredible thirst for life and nature and animals, and he's so inquisitive.
It was getting late so we stopped for ice cream and then began the more direct way home which took about 2 and a half hours, excluding a stop off at lorens uncles house. I overheard him sayinghe had been offered 250 grand for the house and 5 acres....thats aussie money as well. I know its miles from anywhere bu thats cheap! We should move out here! Ive also been thinking that dad should start his own business and i'll follow in his footsteps...a family business!
Back home it was late but Maria had cooked us all pasta. We chatted for a while but i was shattered so headed back down to erins for sleep.
It was 41 degrees today!