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Feb 4, 2009 - Warrnambool -

Wednesday February 4 We were invited and accepted to stay another day with Kevin and Anne. It was a relaxing start and nice taking our time doing the diary and reading the newspaper. Kevin worked at home in the morning and after lunch Gary and Kevin drove off to play a round of golf at the Port Fairy Golf Club, a links type course where Kevin is a member. Heather spent the afternoon looking around downtown Warrnambool, and especially enjoyed the Art Gallery temporary exhibit on “Victorians on Vacation” and learned a few things including a...

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Feb 3, 2009 - Warnambool - touring around

Tuesday February 3 Kevin acted as our personal tour guide for a trip around the area today. Our first stop was Tower Hill, the site of Victoria’s largest and most recent volcano. Inside the rim are a series of lakes, wetlands and plenty of native flora and fauna. Much of native species were wiped out by farming practices during the early part of the last century, but they were reintroduced after the site became a state game reserve in 1961. It was another hot day and there were workers cutting down dead and damaged tree limbs. This noise...

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Feb 2, 2009 - Melbourne to Warrnambool on the Great Ocean Road

Monday January 2 Gary went to collect our rental car while Heather checked out of the hotel , then we were off to reacquaint ourselves with the Great Ocean Road coastline of Victoria. We spent a lot of time on the Great Ocean Road ten years ago, so we did not stop at all the points of interest this time. We ate a terrific fish and chip lunch in Apollo Bay. We later stopped at the Twelve Apostles (wave-eroded sea stacks) for a walk to the cliff side lookout, and again at the Bay of Islands Coastal Park before heading into Warrnambool in the...

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Jan 28, 2009 - Leaving Port Fairy and spending the night in Warrnambool

Leaving Port Fairy we seriously considered this place as one we could move to spend the next years living and working!!! We drove to Warrnambool to get a new tv for our caravan as poor Sean can not watch the cricket!!! We went to the repair place and met a lovely man, Greg, who was very helpful but could not help!!! He said that the best beaches in Australia are in Warrnambool and we should spend the night here....so we which caravan park he recommends and we drove there and bookedin for one night. We then went into the city where Sean had...

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Jan 3, 2009 - Koalas and The Great Ocean Road

Well, in the morning we set off down the track and I spied something in the middle of the road. Would you believe it -a cute little (actually quite chunky) koala waddling along the road. He took his time, so we got a really good look, then the kids and I got out to get closer. He went a little way up a tree, and we stood amazed at our first sight of a koala in the wild. He seemed quite comfortable, so we got closer, and I lifted the kids up for a touch - and the koala stayed. Then, Stan used all his strength to get me up for a touch, but I...

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Dec 4, 2008 - Melbourne, VIC to Warrnambool, VIC - Road trip MKII

We left the hostel early with Nic to go and collect our new wheels from Europcar, a delightful azure blue Hyundai Getz. After squeezing all of our kit into it and ourselves we set off out of Melbourne heading for the impressively named "Great Ocean Road". We headed south-west out of Melbourne through the town of Geelong where we joined the famous road, which winds its way along the coast through some amazingly impressive scenery. We stopped for multiple photo oppertunities along the way before stopping for lunch at the idylic Apollo...

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Nov 3, 2008 - Warrnambool

Monday 3rd Nov – we took a slow drive to Warrambool on the coast in Victoria where we booked into a very nice motel for 2 nights. Tuesday 4th Nov – first we walked around the old town, of course this is relative to where you come from, most of the buildings date to around the late 1800’s. We dropped into the local art gallery where a bunch of primary school kids were being given a course in art appreciation by one of the museum guides – most interesting approach to educate the kids. We then took a drive along the coast to the Tower Hill...

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Sep 5, 2008 - September 5 2008

5 September 2008 We packed up our tent and drove on the Great Ocean Rd to the Twelve Apostles and then we drove to Lochard Gorge. Then we went to the Bay of Islands and London Bridge. We got to our destination, Warrnambool. We got to the caravan park and set up camp.

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May 2, 2008 - Anglesea to Warrnambool

I started the day with a lovely facial and foot massage. Todd had a massage last night so we are all good to go again! Todd went off for his reciprocal rights game of golf this morning while the kids and I walked into town for a squiz. They each ended up with an 'awesome'(Keely speak) beanie and we had some morning tea in the Cafe. The caravan park allowed us to check out late and we headed for the Anglesea foreshore for lunch. Well here we are at the Anglesea foreshore and as we arrived here it started to pour. We thought we would sit in...

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Mar 9, 2008 - Ein wunderbarer Tag bei den 12 Apostels

Petrus war uns heute gut gesinnt. Wie sehr haben wir uns fuer den Besuch der 12 Apostel doch schoenes Wetter gewuenscht. Und tatsaechlich, als wir aufstanden, schien bereits die Sonne, meistens war es am morgen doch immer zuerst bedeckt. So verliessen wir eilig unsere Cabin und fuhren bis zum Port Campell Nationalpark. Das Wahrzeichen dort sind die 12 Apostel. Dies sind Felsen, welche einige Meter von der Kueste im Meer stehen. Seit etwa zwei Jahren sind es uebrigens nur noch 11 Apostels seit einer ploetzlich im Meer verschwunden ist. Als...

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Jan 6, 2008 - Melbourne - Day 2 - Great Ocean Road

We picked up our car early in the morning and drove south to the Great Ocean Road via Geelong and Torquay. It was a sunny day so we enjoyed the complete scenery along the ocean (Lorne - I was so sure they used to have the world's largest lobster there 9 years ago, but I couldn't find out if they knocked it down... think his name was Larry... maybe I mix something up ?) and stopped for lunch on the way in Apollo Bay. Just after lunch time we then reached the Twelf Apostels and also checked out the Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. As it was...

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Nov 1, 2007 - On to Waarnambool

390 Km start - 465 Km end Traveled 75 Km or 45 miles Weather today is the warmest we had early in the morning. Probably in the 50's this morning with high's in the 70's predicted. After a short walk around the harbor at Campbell Bay, we departed in a westerly direction. Our first stop was approximately 2 miles outside of town where we took some more pictures from a bluff overlooking the town. Our next stop was at the Arch which is a limestone formation where the sea has eroded the formation from the land mass and also cut a hole in the...

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