It's been a couple of weeks since we got back, but we spent a weekend in Lorne and forgot to add it to the blog, so here we go.
To get there, you have to go through Melbourne's scuzzy cousin Geelong, and we were told not to slow down as we went through, in case the natives saw a vulnerability and attacked.
Lorne is on the Great Ocean Road, which is a road built by returned soldiers after WWII, as there was high unemployment and they needed a road, so being ever practical the Aussies employed all these guys to build it. It's quite spectacular to drive through, as it is literally a few meters from the drivers seat to the ocean and it's quite good fun to watch the sea whilst winding around this fast moving road and trying not drive into a sheer cliff face on the other side.
One of the first stops along the Great Ocean Road is Aireys Inlet, which is famous for having a lighthouse which was in an Aussie childhood show called Round the Twist.
|Round the Twist|
|Swing bridge to the local brekkie cafe. Breakfast almost worth the flight to Australia alone|
|Strangely geometric rocks on the beach|
|Warnings at Erskine Falls - it's a miracle that we survived the trip|
|Erskine Falls - thankfully no snakes or falling trees|
|Our intrepid adventurers!|
After we'd done our tourist bit, the only thing left to do was eat and drink everything that could be consumed in the local area and then leave. The most notable moment being when I (Mark) pronounced a 'Cretan Salad' as a 'Kretin Salad' to the waitress, rather remarkably she was very sweet about it and didn't roll around on the floor in uncontrollable spasms of laughter. Thankfully I didn't get a leafy bowl of kretins either.