Wednesday, 15 January 2014


Hello again dear readers!

As you will know, it has been a while since I have posted. The reason for this is simple. I have been having the time of my life, driving around Australia, different states, different terrain, great motels/hotels, great people and the most amazing views and places that I have ever seen in my entire life. Thank you Lord for letting me see your fantastic works and for taking care of us on our travels.

The last post was about Christmas day on the beach. That seems like years ago now, as we have done so much and seen so many astounding places in the last few weeks it seems like a dream. A wonderful dream. Australia is the most stunning country, diverse, immense, wonderful, unforgiving in places, dangerous, beautiful, green, brown, with forests, flat plains, open country, rocky coastal areas, superb beaches, surf, sand and it is just such a privilege to be here.

Wherever we have been or stayed, the people have been friendly, welcoming and just downright good eggs all round, with just a couple of exceptions, but more on that later ;)

We have been swimming in many small coves and large beaches, the water so clear it looks like a gin and tonic but without the ice! Sand everywhere and yes, it does get in those important little places, so a shower afterwards is always welcome, haha.

We travelled the entire length of the Great Ocean Road. Now, an amazing fact for you. This road is actually an Australian National Heritage listed 243 kilometres (151 mi) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. Built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 and dedicated to soldiers killed during World War I, the road is the world's largest war memorial. Winding through varying terrain along the coast and providing access to several prominent landmarks, including the Twelve Apostles limestone stack formations, the road is an important tourist attraction in the region.

So, we have actually travelled on a war memorial. Try that one in a pub quiz! 

The above description does not do it justice. Both my lady wife and I were reduced to tears by the sheer beauty of the area. We also stayed the night at Apollo Bay, described as paradise by the sea. It is true. Paradise as I would imagine it to be, we actually did not want to leave this place, it is that perfect, If perfection is here on earth, then this is the place. All of my readers know that I am not easily impressed by any means, but I am still in awe, just with the memories implanted in my mind. I will never forget this experience, nor would I want to, ever.

Until the next time, very soon dear readers, take care of each other, all the best, Grandad......

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