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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Traveling Still, Always Will.
As usual click on photos to enbiggen.
Lorna, myself, and Allan all lookin' pretty chipper.
We traveled along "The Great Ocean Road" for about 150 kms, this is a very scenic road that for much of the time skirts along the Southern Ocean, it's winds around a lot of bends and gets a bit hilly at times, not Merles favourite things but she survived it OK.
A typical scene on the GOR, the day was a bit overcast so not as much colour in the photos as there could have been.
We were impressed by a number of wood carving in a park at the small township of Apollo Bay, this one had a pair of seals carved from driftwood... I hate talented people!!
There are a lot of overseas visitors travel this road, we were amused by the fairly constant reminder signs suggesting it would be nice if they drove on "our" side of the road, we hadn't seen these anywhere else, even on the Queensland Gold Coast which has more O/S visitors than most places they aren't used.
The purpose of this trip was partly so that we could visit Merles youngest daughter Kathy,she and hubby Ard have a dairy farm where they milk 250 cows twice a day, 7 days a week... you know the deal.
The photo is of three generations Kate (Kathy's daughter) Merle and Kathy, a good lookin' bunch I reckon.
The farm is on a very lush green section of the state... most of which is in drought, this photo shows a paddock of freshly mown hay which will be rolled into round hay bales for cattle fodder.
The coastal scenery along this section of the GOR is very good, this photo is of Lockard Gorge where a sailing ship "The Lock Ard" sank during a violent storm at the turn of last century with 52 of the 54 people on board drowning.
These sandstone outcrops are known as the Twelve Apostles which is a bit of a stretch now as the sea has reclaimed 4 of them and is working hard on several of the remaining 8.
A kindly American tourist took this photo of Warren and I, we usually don't have many together as one of us is the photographer normaly.
I' try to get a more informative post up sometime soon!!!!