The Great Ocean Road.  Gary, our guide for the day, along with his young son, Jamie, took us on a 12-hour drive. We experienced the beautiful coastline, The Twelve Apostles, kangaroos hanging out on a golf course fairway and Koala Bears in their natural environment.

A Walk Through the Rainforest

We also enjoyed a walk through the rain forest and sat back while “the sheep herd” crossed the road, which was really a site to see!  It was a long day but truly spectacular.

A walk through the rainforest

Koala in natural environment

They were running wild on the fairway of a golf course!

Those Who Served

The Great Ocean Road was built to commemorate the services of those who served in the great war 1914 – 1918.  The Great Ocean Road Trust was founded in 1917.  The drive is amazing, so much to see and try to take in.  Living in California for many year we’ve enjoyed a lot of coastline, but there was a little something special about the Great Ocean Road.

Maybe the historical significance of why it was created, that and the stories we found along the way.  One story I still remember was that of  a massive span of rock that broke apart while tourists were on it!  Fortunately, they were on a stable portion, but had to be rescued.  Now that would be a story to write home about!

The Gateway to The Great Ocean Road – September 28, 2004

The sign says it all!

A few of the Apostles

Dusk, just spectacular!

Eventually, it will separate

These two massive pieces were once connected by a bridge (for lack of a better word). Two tourists were on the far side when the bridge collapsed leaving them stranded. S-C-A-R-Y!

Why did the sheep cross the road?

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