Today we go for another 10k walk up the mountains, same old stuff - not that it's boring.
Having done the Grampians part of the journey we can now travel along the Great Ocean Road. This is testimony to the fact you shouldn't go just by what other people say, as I was given the impression that it was a very narrow, winding and dangerous road. It is, but ... it's not excessively so.
We stop off at various points along the route to see waves crashing spectacularly onto the shore or banks. We also get to walk on the beaches. There is a famous story of two people surviving a shipwreck at a place called Loch Ard Gorge and the sea here is clearly very rough. It's a 'must see and visit' place for all tourists. Nearby is a blow hole. The sea rushes in through a channel and bursts out of a hole, a little bit like an erupting volcano.
Also, in the same area are the 'twelve apostles' - there are only seven of them (I think). If I heard the story correctly, they used to be called 'pigs' by the locals, but 'the twelve apostles' made them sound more interesting for tourists. These are naturally formed limestone pillars that stand just off the coast and in the sea. There are only seven of them, but it looks like another one was being created due to the erosion caused by the sea.
We're given the opportunity to take a 7 minute helicopter ride over the area - not free. I've never been in a helicopter before, so why not. It is a memorable experience. The view from above is spectacular. Everyone should have a helicopter. If I had a spare 250 thousand pounds in the bank I would buy one.
I could easily stay here for much longer, but by definition, 'traveling' means I must move on. Here's a picture of two of the apostles