heading down the Great Ocean Road

5 January

We left the Yarra valley this morning. Took a drive through the town of Healesville which came to life again after the weekend. From here our GPS took us around Melbourne – pretty boring landscape until we eventually hit the Great Ocean Road. A long windy coastal road similiar to Chapman’s Peak, just a whole lot longer. The sea on this side is stunningly blue with huge cliffs that nudge the road.

We arrived in the small seaside town of Lorne early afternoon. For the first time during our trip we had booked into a bed & breakfast. Luckily the guesthouse was spotless and very cute – French in style run by two women.


Great quality linen and little French touches like good coffee (Doug approved) and the symbolic croissant. If it wasn’t for the “see ya!” we could have imagined us in the heart of France. We had dinner at the Ba Be Lu restaurant – a Spanish style cafe that spilled out onto the pavement. Had some yummy tapas and sampled more Oz wine before heading back to the guesthouse.

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