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Monthly archives for May, 2009

Adelaide here I come

Today I will drive to Adelaide. But not before some scenic driving along the Barossa Valley. It’s autumn and the colors of the trees are just fantastic. Take a look at my pictures of today by going here.

Before I entered the city, I had to go up to mount Lofty. From the lookout up here, you can have a good look at the city below. Again: pop by my picture album of today.

That’s it. I have arrived in a big city again. As of tomorrow I will have to go by foot again.

The track of today:

Wednesday 6 May 2009

And from fishers to wineries

This is probably going to be one of the most boring parts of my holiday. I have to drive to Tanunda, which is north of Adelaide and in the heart of the Barossa valley; one of the wine regions in Australia. And that’s a long way away from Robe.

There’s not a lot to mention today. Once I got to Tanunda I drove up to a lookout from where you can have a good look over Tanunda and the wineries around here. Just pop by the picture album of today by clicking here.

The track of today:

Tuesday 5 May 2009

From homestead to the fishers

The day started with a visit to one of the many meteor craters in this country. After that it was back to the coast and on to Cape Bridgewater. There are some interesting short walks here. One leads to a petrified forest that isn’t a petrified forest.

After that it was time to have a look at the Blue Lake in Mount Gambier. It’s one of the many lakes in this place that is in a meteor crater.

And then it was time to get to my destination of today: Robe.

It was a long drive again today. This part of the route to Adelaide isn’t very exciting and tomorrow’s is probably going to be worse. So there’s not a lot to mention here. Have a look at the pictures of today by clicking here.

The track of today:

Monday 4 May 2009

The Apostle day

Today I will continue to drive on the Great Ocean Road and will see all the interesting sites that are along it. Especially the Twelve Apostles.

The first stop is at Gibson Steps. Nice aren’t they.

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Well they are here for a reason. And this is it:

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Next stop: the official Twelve Apostles lookout.

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And back in the car on to the next lookout.

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Guess what I did next? Right: I drove to the next lookout.

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Basically this is what I did the whole day. Go to lookout, take pictures, back to car, drive to next lookout. This part of the Great Ocean Road is fantastic! There’s too much to see to include in this post. So hop over to the album with all the pictures by clicking here.

The track of today:

Sunday 3 May 2009

In and around Apollo Bay

Today I will investigate all the interesting things to see and do in and around Apollo Bay. Since the high season is over, it’s relatively quite here. A lot of attractions are closed. However, there’s one thing that never closes: the beach. So I started the day with a short walk along the ocean. It’s a great way to wake up.

After my short walk, I got into the car and drove west. The first attraction along the way is the Cape Otway lighthouse. After that stop it was on to the Otway Fly, a tree top walk. I did something similar before (just browse back in my posts and you will find something similar), but this walk is much nicer.

Then I headed back to Apollo Bay. But before ending up in my motel, I had to go up to the Marriners Lookout. I passed it yesterday, but it was too late to get up there. From here you have a great view on Apollo Bay.

After taking a lot of pictures (most I did not upload, since they were not good enough…), I headed to the Apollo Bay marina. It was the end of the day and the fisher came back to the marina to get their boats out of the water and to prepare dinner (well, at least those that caught something).

As you can see, I have not added any pictures to this post. It just takes too much time. But they are available here.

The track of today:

Saturday 2 May 2009