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Jun 6, 2012 - Port Fairy
Hi, We were very happy to not have too windy a night after the dire predictions - although I think others suffered. Maybe the sheltered spot we were in helped. After tidying the 'van and finding a home for last minute things that were thrown in before we left home we walked across the bridge at Barwon Heads. Was an interesting walk as the wind was soooooooooo strong. When we walked away from Barwon Heads our hair blew straight out to the left and then when we walked back it blew straight out to the right!! Somehow my hair was extremely...Jump to full entry
Apr 2, 2012 - Days 26 - 27 UPDATE NOTES
Hi All, Geelong has now been and gone and we headed off down the Great Ocean Road as it is called. Its a fantastic bit of highway about 200kms long and took us a total of 4 days to travel. Near the start point at Torquay is Bells Beach one of Australia’s most internationally famous surfing beach where just after our visit was held the Rip Curl Championship. We saw beautiful waves with long breaks. We , not being surfers but we could understand from what we saw why this beach is so famous. From there it was via Lorne and a few small...Jump to full entry
Nov 18, 2011 - The Great Ocean Road
Arriving in Melbourne on the 14th shortly after 1:00 pm, we were promptly met by Royale Limousines, our transfer to the hotel. To our surprise, we were the only passengers in what appeared to be a new, 8 passenger Mercedes bus. The driver was a pleasant young man whose family had immigrated from Nepal. We were lucky after he dropped us off at the hotel – it turned out that he had been given our destination as a different Ibis Hotel than the one we had reservations for – he hadn’t driven off yet as he was making a phone call! Since we were...Jump to full entry
Apr 14, 2011 - Along the Ocean Road
We finished our coastal drive at Port Fairy with meat pies and bread goods (recommended in our guide book), but were not too impressed…and headed to Adelaide way later than we should have. In any case, we planned to drive in the dark. April 15 - Fri : driving from the Great Ocean to Adelaide Then it was putting our noses to the grindstone and driving for 6 hours north to Adelaide. The Australians slam through, driving 120 and 130 km, passing us along the way. We couldn’t go so fast, scary on the dark roads. Amazing countryside, rolling...Jump to full entry
Feb 6, 2011 - Port Fairy
Eigentlich wollten wir ja heute eine kleine Wanderung im Grampians National Park machen, aber eben er war „closed for 2 days“ … Also nahmen wir es gemütlich, gingen zuerst noch ins Cafe Restaurant, wo’s ein gratis WiFi hatte und ich noch meinen gestrigen Bericht versenden und ein paar Dinge online abklären konnte. Da wir die vorgesehene Strasse nicht benützen konnten, mussten wir einen Umweg machen, der sich dann aber als eine gemütliche „Fahrt über Land“ herausstellte. Diese Gelegenheit wollten wir nutzen, damit Bea ihre erste Erfahrungen...Jump to full entry
Dec 16, 2010 - Back to Victoria
We mountain folk are not used to wind so a visit to the south coast – or any coast really – can be a challenge. The hairstyles are ruined by the end of the day, the knots need careful brushing out and eyes are red rimmed and dried out. On the way to Port Fairy we stopped at Kingston SE where we had one of the ‘windiest’ experience of our lives many years ago. We stayed in a caravan with the kids and didn’t sleep all night for fear of the van being blown apart. It wasn’t quite so bad this time. Anyway we were on a mission in Kingston, to...Jump to full entry
Nov 25, 2010 - Port Fairy Victoria
20th November We left Mt. Gambier heading for Port Fairy, Victoria we decided to stay at the Big 4 C.P. Pt. Fairy, a very nice park, lovely amenities and they do a free pancake breakfast on Sundays. The town is quite small and in some ways rundown, it appears to be existing mainly on tourism. It is on the coast so water activities are the go. 21st November After pancakes for breakfast we decided to drive to Warnabool which is quite a major centre, it is on the ocean, and has some beautiful old buildings and spectacular churches. On the way...Jump to full entry
Feb 9, 2009 - Port Fairy - The Great Ocean Road
The drive between Apollo Bay and Port Fairy took about 4 hrs but covered some fantastic scenery. On route, we stopped to look at the famous 12 Apostles, the weather had turned from sunny and hot to windy and a bit chilly so we were rather blown around on the viewing platform. The 12 Apostles were amazing to look at, they are the remains of what were once the coastline, now 12 free standing rock towers that stand tall above sea level. As the Apostles take a continuous battering from the rising sea levels they are a sight that will not exist...Jump to full entry
Jan 27, 2009 - BJ leaves!!!
Luckily, I had sent a text to Rachel to meet at 8.30am not 7.30am for our morning walk as I did not finish updating the website till 1am and then of course I had to read my book for at least half an hour ...The Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan. We walked along wharf and then back to the Hub for coffee. Gavin with their kids met us and I had to fly as I had an appointment at the Port Fairy Day Spa....a time for pampering!!! Sean in the mean time had fed, homework done,dressed the kids and taken them to East Beach. They were upset...Jump to full entry
Jan 26, 2009 - Australia Day !!!!
Met Rachel at 7.30am and we walked to The Hub and had breakfast then walked to the bridge then back to CP. Both families were still just getting up. Liam and Rhiannon were doing their homework when BJ was playing on the equipment ....Miranda was pleased and she raced over to play with him.... Liam struck a deal that if he could go and play tomorrow he would ensure he would be up to week 30 of his Mental Maths....so off he went. Rhiannon who is quietly working away with less mistakes and no whinging began to cry... she wanted to play with BJ...Jump to full entry
Jan 25, 2009 - Port Fairy....booking into the Day Spa!!!
Rhiannon and I went for a walk into the main street. We passed the Day Spa and I booked myself in for Tuesday morning...can I survive till then!!! We went into every shop and of course I bought myself some clothes ...needed not wanted!!! We bought some bakery goods and then decided breakfast at the Hub would be a good idea. Rhiannon had scrambled eggs, bacon and toast with a tropical smoothie whilst I had the muesli, yoghurt and bananas with a latte...am I strong willed or what!! Whilst enjoying our girl time we heard a obnoxious horn and...Jump to full entry