GOR Day5 This is one of the days on this trip with some spectacular coastline. That is after we have breakfasted in the Alcove cafe, sung Happy Birthday to Kay, a young girl on our trip, and then mended Tony’s 2 punctures. The first detour down a rough track took us to the coast to see the most spectacular rock formations and caves which in my view to equal the 12 Apostles. The Loch Ard unfolded more scenes of delight and the Razorback island before we eventually arrived at the 12 Apostles, which now number 8 due to erosion and falling into the sea. The coastal rocks all have horizontal multi coloured strata exposed by wind and rain over hundreds and thousands of years. Quite amazing. Drinks and biscuits were available at the 12 Apostles visitor centre but not at the small shop/cafe on 𝑃𝑜𝑠𝑡 Office Road just a few miles further down. It was not until we got to the Wildlife Park part way up the hill that sustenance was available with soup and hot drinks. This was after we had done sufficient climbing, in fact more than sufficient climbing. We climbed more or less sold for 20 miles before
we attained our goal of the Lavers Hill Motor Inn up in the upper reaches of the Otway Forest. And it could not come soon enough. A short nap was definitely in order before dinner at the motel. Could it be fish and chips with fruit crumble to finish? Pray for an easier day tomorrow.
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