Today is the beginning of our last Australia adventure. We will go on a 2 days tour on the Great Ocean Road. There are huge fires raging along the Ocean Road so I hope it will not get ot exciting. From what we heard, one road that we should have travelled is closed so we have to do a detour.
Jumped, well, well, up early and at 07.15 the tour bus, autopiatours.com, picked us up.
The twelve apostles
Even though the day was cloudy, the view of the twelve apostles were stunning.
Then it was time for lunch and we all got out of the bus and all the others had large sandwiches to eat and Jörgen and me, the gluten people, got this tiny salad, consisting of salad, cucumber and tomates and then two!! slices of thin ham. No dressing and no bread.
Well, the most positive words I can say about that meal is that at least you will not get fat on a lunch like that. Might have contained about 100 calories. At he most! 😦
The London Bridge apparently was a part of the main land before. Tara told us a story about when it got separated from the main land in 1990. When it happened there was actually two persons that got stuck out there and they had to be rescued by helicopter. The story goes that it was a couple that had a secret love affair but the truth is that it just was a man and his niece. 🙂
We had a LOT of stops along the road so we really got to see a lot of Great Ocean Road, even though we had to take a detour because of the large fire they had going on there. There were so many beautiful places along that road. If you are planning on going to Melbourne, take the time to join a tour and go see it. It is fantastic.
Bells Beach Backpackers
This night we slept in a hostel, Bells Beach Backpackers. Two in our group had to go into a separate room and then the rest of us slept in one big room with 12 beds. It felt a bit like joining the military but the beds were already made so at least we did not have to do that. 🙂 The owner of the hostel had a labrador named Bella. So cool dog but we got strict orders from the owner not the feed her. He wanted to keep her in the good shape she was right now.
In the evening Tara made us a barbecue of sausage, lamb chops, chicken, potatoes and onions and we helped with the salad. We sat at the same table as a nice couple from US, close to Chicago.
We went on a little stroll in the evening, to the store and bought some fruit and some gluten free cheese crackers. might come in handy for breakfast. 😉 Then we went to a small restaurant and had some wine. We sat outside and it was kind of windy. All of a sudden we heard a bang and the parasol next to us had taken wind and crasched right next to Jörgen. Luckily he did not get hit, but it was kind of close. The staff came out and checked if we were alright. And luckily we were!
We went back to the hostel (they were close to neighbors with the restaurant) and took an early night, around 21.00. I and Jossan had the lower beds and Jörgen had the top bed, above me. I was tired and fell asleep close to the second I put my head on the pillow.