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Dec 19, 2015 - Lorne

Today was really all about the weather because it was so weird. Still very pleasant this morning although the family next to me were quite noisy too early for my liking. I’ll just have to get used to this kind of thing for the next few weeks. I changed sheets, etc did my laundry & cleaned the van, wondering which walk I’d go on this afternoon then about lunch time it was like someone flipped a switch. We lost our beautiful sea-breeze & within ½ an hour the temperature went from 27ºC to 41ºC. I quickly closed up the van while it was still...

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Dec 18, 2015 - Lorne

Today I was talking to another camper who has come here since he was a kid & now brings his family & he told me there was another group who regularly come to the site I was in & he was surprised I was there. There seemed to be some uncertainty when I moved here but the lady in the office said she’d move things around but then I felt uncomfortable if I was taking someone’s spot they’d had for the last 10 years. I knew how unhappy I’d be in that situation so I said I’d move if they turned up. I went into town & got a new book at the Op Shop...

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Dec 17, 2015 - Lorne

Yesterday afternoon when I was taking Alexander for his walk, there was a bloke who was having trouble setting up his tent by himself so I offered to help. When we’d sorted out the tent, he asked me if I liked drinking Champagne, which was a silly thing to say, then in thanks for my help, he offered to share a drink after he’d got himself unpacked. Later on he arrived with a bottle of Mumm’s Cordon Rouge, so certainly understood how to get Shirley’s attention. He’s a nice bloke but a real foodie & I think a bit pretentious but OK to have a...

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Dec 16, 2015 - Lorne

It was very overcast this morning although not really cold but I decided to go inland. The lady at the Visitors’ Information had told me about a place called Barwon Park Mansion in Whittlesea which was a beautiful old house in its own right but also at the moment has an exhibition of the costumes used in the movie “The Dressmaker”. Sounded good to me & it was a beautiful drive through the Otway forest to get there. The exhibition was stunning, as were the dresses in the movie but I was told by the National Trust staff that I needed to come...

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Dec 15, 2015 - Lorne

One of the first places I wanted to go to was Teddy's Lookout & was told that there was still a walking track from Queen's Park caravan park which is where we used to stay. I drove to Queen's Park but couldn't find the track, however I noticed there were a few camps there although it didn't show as available on-line. I drove to Teddy's Lookout & admired the amazing view then I went to the caravan park office & found out that Queen's Park was open & I could get Site 20 for the rest of my stay. It was a lot of work but I packed up & then...

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Dec 14, 2015 - Cowes to Lorne

On the map it looks like a short hop from Cowes to Lorne but first you have to head east to go across the bridge to get off Phillip Island, then you have to go around through Melbourne. Most of it was divided road to Geelong so fairly easy driving except when you’ve got a huge B-Double on each side of you both of whom want their lane & a bit more. Especially hairy going around a bend in the freeway. Also, Alexander has decided he really doesn’t like tunnels so kicked up a real fuss going through the Domain tunnel. I stopped for lunch at...

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Mar 29, 2015 - Lorne

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Australia chapter Melbourne - Victoria has to say about Lorne: “Lorne has an incredible natural beauty; tall gum trees line its hilly streets and Loutit Bay gleams irresistibly. Lorne gets busy; in summer you’ll be competing with day trippers for restaurant seats and boutique bargains, but, thronged with tourists or not, Lorne is a lovely place to hang out.” KAPOORS ON THE ROAD @@@@@@@

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Oct 23, 2013 - The Great Ocean Road

The weather has been so wet and windy that we stayed in and relaxed. It fined up in the afternoon and we journeyed on past Lorne, where we dumped the cassette, to just before the Cumberland River, to a lovely spot overlooking the ocean where we enjoyed the sunset. Lovely ocean views.

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Feb 20, 2013 - Farmleben, mal wieder Melbourne und ein bisschen Lorne

01.02. Mein Zug verliess Melbourne um 13.oo Uhr. ca 2h später kam ich in Birregurra an. Von dort waren es noch ca 20 Min zur Farm. ich musste das Zugticket vorab mit einer Platzreservierung kaufen (ohne wird kein Zugticket ausgestellt). Ich hatte 3 Züge am Tag insgesamt zur Auswahl. Beim Stop zuvor wurde der Halt ca 10 Min vorab angesagt. Nicht so, wo ich aussteigen musste. wir waren praktisch schon im Bhf. ich habe noch nie einen Zug so schnell verlassen. mit meinem Gepäck dachte ich wirklich, dass ich es nicht mehr rechtzeitig schaffe...

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Nov 30, 2012 - Lorne & Great Otway Natl. Park - Day Trip

Our coast drive was fantastic! First (and only) time we've seen koala bears in the wild! Great picnic lunch by the ocean and hikes in the forest! Land Yabby, Otway Black Snail, Maar people in Great Otway N.P. and Maits Rest. Myrtle Beech - Nothofagus cunninghamii, fantastic trees!

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Aug 27, 2011 - Warrnambool to Lorne

Thursday – On our way to Lorne, we stopped at Timboon to visit The Timboon Railway Shed Distillery. An abundance of local produce is offered for tastings and sale to take home at the Distillery. From delicious handmade Belgian style chocolates to award winning cheeses along with whisky. I couldn't help myself & tried all the samples, Jim was so good & didn't try any. There were some yummy stuff. We also stopped at Loch Ard Gorge. The gorge is named after the clipper ship Loch Ard, which ran aground on nearby Muttonbird Island on the 1st of...

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Feb 4, 2009 - Lorne - The Great Ocean Road

We arrived back to Melbourne only to find that Amy's mosquito bites (from our day at Freycinet) had got worse and looked terrible....we took her to a doctor at Melbourne airport, who prescribed her tablets to reduce the inflamation. As Jim and Amy only had one day left and as they had already seen Melbourne, we decided to pick up our hire car and drive them to one of the first towns along the Great Ocean Road. We drove for about an hour and a half and arrived at Lorne, a pretty seaside town with a beautiful stretch of beach. We made the...

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