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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Anglesea August 1st 2016

Geo: -37.8143, 144.963Woke up in the morning with a swelling the size of a pigeons egg on my forehead it looks awful, although the heat has died down and there's no itching or pain other than the tightness of the skin. We're off along the Great Ocean Road today (GOR) first stop though was back to Logan Beach just on the off chance the whales may have turned up, unfortunately they hadn't, much to the disappointment of all. Our first stop on the GOR was at the Bay of Islands once again it was a cool and breezy morning but it in no way diminished our appreciation of the views from the lookout. Surprisingly enough there are few visitors around whether its the inclement weather or they're starting from the other end of the road I'm ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Anglesea June 7th 2016

I have to get used to how this blogging works. I have just wiped out my days blog, trying to add photos with out saving it. We started by going further west this morning. 11km down to Aireys Inlet. There is a lighthouse there with a very nice coffee shop. The good thing is if you go for a coffee you get parking right next to the lighthouse and do not have to walk up the long drive way. The views were good and Liesel's morning coffee was to order. From there we drove east to Torquay sight seeing along the coast. Very high cliffs with beautiful yellow, brown and red colours. The area seems to be a surfers paradise and here were plenty of participants. Every second shop seems to be " A Surf Shop". ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Anglesea June 7th 2016

Photo of Lighthouse, and coffee shop which used to be the stables for the lighthouse keeper.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Anglesea June 6th 2016

We arrived in Melbourne 24th of May and slept over at a Best Western Motel near the airport. The next morning I took a taxi out to the storage place to pick up our Land Cruiser. That was the first problem. The batteries had gone flat. Well after a jump start I doubled back to the motel and picked Liesel up (without turning of the engine) and headed toward the city to a specialised battery centre. They tested the batteries which by this time had picked up some what, but we decided in the spirit of caution to replace both. Of interest I did not know one got left and right hand polarity batteries - you need opposites on a Land Cruiser. I dropped Liesel off at a chalet we had booked in Coburg and took ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Anglesea February 7th 2013

Some call it the greatest coastal drive in the world... well we'll let you know if we agree in 5 days time! We headed down past Geelong and joined the Great Ocean Road just past Torquay. Our first stop was Bells beach where they hold the RipCurl surf pro each year, the waves weren't at their best but we saw some surfers give it a go. Just down the road our next stop was the views at Point Addis, the sea is a beautiful turquoise and the cliffs are a mustard yellow. We spent a couple of hours on the beach at Anglesey (not in Wales!) and took a walk up to Airley's inlet split lighthouse. Of course we also took the time to go koala spotting enroute, only two were spotted and a snake! We ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Anglesea November 1st 2012

After we left the cold weather in Wilsons Prom, we decided to skip Phillip Island because the Moto GP was on that weekend and head straight for the GOR. We drove through Geelong stocked up on supplies and made our way through the surf towns of Torquay and Anglesea. Torquay is the home of the original Quiksilver and Rip Curl shops and some real bargains can be found and we painfully looked but didn't touch and moved on quickly to Anglesea. Anglesea is a nice little seaside town with a great beach to learn to surf. From here the road continues to Aireys Inlet which has a famous lighthouse but as we had planned to see the Cape Otway lighthouse further along the coast we decided to push on. From here the road really starts to ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Anglesea July 10th 2010

Yesterday we picked the perfect day, blue skies and sunshine, to go to the small coastal town of Anglesea. We got onto the coach at 10.15am, cost us $9.20 each for a day return which wasn't too bad, we didn't plan on spending much more for the rest of the day as we took some food with us. We arrived at Anglesea around 11am, it was only a short coach ride, the night before we scribbled down some directions so we kind of knew where we were going. Our plan was to see some skippy's at the local golf course as they have made it their home, apparently they like to rome around the golf courses in Oz, I have no idea why! Our directions were pretty useless, so we resorted to asking a friendly Australian ... read more
Our first sighting of a Roo!
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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Anglesea February 11th 2010

We are now travelling along the great ocean Rd from melbourne to Adelaide, however, we have only gone about 100k and have stopped at a place called Kennetts River.The campsite is next to the beach and the Otway National Park, there are not many people here, but there are are lots of koalas!!! We have seen quite a few close up and unusually moving around, leaping from trees,grunting and walking on the ground. It is so good here we are staying for a few more days. Since our last blog from Eden we have visited Phillip Island and Melbourne. We had a good time on Phillip Island seeing the Short-tailed Shearwaters( all 1,000,000 of them!!) and the Little Penguins both these birds come back from their ocean feeding grounds at dusk. The Shearwaters dive straight into ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Anglesea July 8th 2008

Now while many of my US friends spent the fourth of July having an outdoor barbecue, watching the fireworks, and reflecting on what an amazing nation they live in, I spent the weekend with 80 university and graduate students at Anglesea Recreation Camp. Though not a patriotic trip of sorts, I had a wonderful time at my first Coptic University Convention in Australia! For those not familiar with the convention scene, Coptic conventions aim to bring together Coptic youth of the same age group and spend days in spiritual enrichment activities. These can be lectures from priests/bishops/leaders, divine liturgies, and lots of free time activities (sports/games/etc.). It's kind of like a mini-summer camp, but it comes during the winter and summer months. It's also a great way to network with other Coptic people, especially if you ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Anglesea April 21st 2008

Hi Everyone! This past weekend my friends Nichole, Brenna, Woody and Smidie and I went to Smidie's parents beach house in Anglesea. Anglesea is right by the beginning of the Great Ocean Road. We got up there Friday night, watched a footy game on TV, then went to bed kind of early. TOO BAD I COULDN'T SLEEP THOUGH. Woody snores and talks in his sleep, LOUDLY. It was a while before I could fall asleep, oh well. The next day we woke up, made banana pancakes for breakfast (YUMMY...WOW), got in the car, and started driving. We stopped in Lorne, which is one of the first towns on the Great Ocean Road. It has a really nice strip of bakeries, juice bars, little boutiques and restaurants right by the beach. I got some tasty juice and ... read more
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koala sighting!




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