Day 19

Tuesday morning I got up and as I went to open the door the handle shattered, as the front seats were full I couldn’t climb over and the fridge was blocking the other door so we were trapped in the van! I sent Graham a text to come and let me out which he found hilarious. We left Jan Juc at 8am following Jamie and Graham trying to get across the rain channels in the caravan park road, they left a few scars in the concrete!  The day started out quite cold but did warm up even though there was a cold breeze all day, the most important thing is the rain held off most of the day.

We did lots of stops along the way admiring the scenery and taking photos. We stopped at Bells beach, Point Addis, Split Point Lighthouse, Memorial Arch, Teddy’s Lookout, Erskine Falls, several lookouts along the way and Maits Rest for a refreshing walk through the forest. We had lunch in Wye River to support the local town as it had a big bush fire go through at Christmas destroying nearly 100 homes. We camped at Bimbipark in Cape Otway. Once we had parked up went we koala spotting, we found several some were just sleeping in the branches but some were moving about included one with her baby that all the way down to ground changed trees and went back up the top. Having never seen koalas in the wild it was a very special experience. The wind was howling so we spent the evening in the camp kitchen, we sat on couches for the first time in 3 weeks!  The rain started so it was great to be inside.

Bells Beach

Bells Beach

Great Ocean Road

GOR sign

GOR driving

Erskine Falls

Erskine falls

Maits Rest

Maits Rest

Koala Spotting

koala spotting

Koala watching us

Koala watching us

Mother and baby

mother and baby

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