Practice Day

26th February
Today we had a practice for Tassie roads. We left Warrnambool to take The Great Ocean Road. This goes south east to Port Campbell and the stunning cliffs. First stop was the Bay of Isles. Drove into the car park for the Twelve Apostles but it appeared overly commercialized so we continued on to Gibsons Steps. The air was a pleasant and the sea rolling in with the tops of the waves giving off spray.

The road onto Apollo Bay is quite twisty which test your skill getting along it. Most of this section is through bush. We lunched at Appollo Bay then on to Geelong. The road to Geelong follows the coast going in and out and up and down.
It took a little effort to find a motel near Geelong but we manage to find one near the oil refinery at Corio.

Sunny Warrnambool

25th February
Today is another rest day. I think we are getting into holiday mode now. We don’t need to be at the drop off site near Melbourne till Saturday morning so we are not breaking our necks any more. The morning was spent taking in the sights of Warrnambool, wash a few things and a read of the paper. Tonight it will be over the road to the Bistro for our evening meal. $11 for a salad bar. Tomorrow we will take in the Great Ocean Road on our way to Geelong.

Heading for Victoria

24th February
Leaving Adelaide became a major cause of concern as the we could not get a consensus of opinion from the GPSs. Finally we chose to use my “little lady” to show us the way carefully avoiding the inner city. We headed down the Princes Highway and on to Tailem Bend for brunch. We then tracked on to Mount Gambier to view the Blue Lake.

Blue Lake Mount Gambier SA

The Blue Lake is Mount Gambier’s water supply, It is a volcanic crater and the water is the surrounding water table exposed. The water level hardly varies and it is a magnificent colour blue. The colour in the photo is untouched.
It was then on to Warrnambool Vic for the night. Found a motel on the main drag which was that good we have decided to stop another night as we are well ahead of schedule.