Thursday, 20 November 2014

7 - 8 November 2014 - Apollo Bay

After exploring the cliffs around Peterborough we headed off to Apollo Bay for 2 nights. We setup camp and then went for a walk along the beach. The sun was hot and the beach was full of pebbles and jellyfish. Vlasta's back played up and she barey made it back to the caravan. We relaxed for the rest of the day while the anti-inflamatory started working on Vlasta's back.

The next day we drove the section of the Great Ocean Road to Lorne. This section of road follows the coastline and is built along the steep mountain-side almost all the way between Apollo Bay and Lorne. This road was built by hand by servicemen returning from the First World War and is quite a feat of engineering and endurance and offers great views along the coast. We had lunch in Lorne while watching the Sulphur-crested Cockatoos begging for food from all the tourists. These birds are so tame they sit on your knee while eating out of your hand. Although you are asked not to feed them, most do not take any notice and do it anyway.

Our first Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
Begging cockatoos

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