Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Great Ocean Road

My BFF/grandma, Queen Elizabeth, had a birthday earlier this month and was lovely enough to give most of Australia a holiday (sorry boutcha, WA)!

For us this meant fishing, catching up with friends, and a gorgeous road trip down The Great Ocean Road. The first time I partook in this iconic drive we were on a bit of a time crunch, so I didn't get to see very much of it. This time we went allll the way down to the Twelve Apostles, something I've really been wanting to see before they all fall down. 


Though it was a bit chilly, we were set on doing some fishing in a pretty town pretty much right at the start of The Great Ocean Road (Barwon Heads). 
There may or may not have been zero fish caught.






Then came the veryyy scenic drive. 
There are about 500 pictures that look something similar to this one, so I'll spare you all the repetitiveness.




One of my favorite stops was Apollo Bay. The views were stunning, plus I got to eat. Win win.





Does this remind anyone else of the wall in Free Willy that he gloriously jumps over in the end?




Australia likes to impress people with views at every turn. Mountains + farms + ocean. Stop it.


AND THEN SOMETIMES YOU SEE KOALAS IN TREES, AND YOU AND ASIAN TOURISTS SQUEAL OVER IT AND TAKE WAY TOO MANY PICTURES!





A few hours later we were at our destination- The Twelve Apostles. What a stunning natural wonder! It's too bad that "twelve" is actually incorrect. The apostles are crumbling.











This beautiful country continues to amaze me. There are so many different types of scenery to see in Victoria alone, and I've only scratched the surface!

4 comments:

Margo @ gutenblog yall! said...

Beautiful! And yes, I absolutely see that Free Willy scene forming right behind in that picture. :)

Sienna said...

whoa. so much different scenery at once! i love it...the farm is so beautiful

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

You live in paradise! I'm so jealous!!! :)

Liesl said...

Looks like such a nice day...and thank you for taking me back to "Free Willy," I used play the theme song from it over and over, and I think I had it on cassette tape...eeeek! ;) You look great, love your boots! :)

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