A great weekend. Got down to Lorne on the Great Ocean Road. Worries that the B&B I’d chosen would turn out to be some kind of Fawlty Towers-type establishment – they were very keen to see us check-in by 9pm, to the extent of ringing at 8:30pm to make sure we were almost there – were unfounded. Driving down the GOR in the dark is a bit of an adventure in itself, and the number of twists and turns left me a little dizzy by the time we got there.
Saturday went for a walk at Erskine Falls downstream along the river. There were a lot of other people around (including some with an initial resemblance toKath & Kim), and a little rain, but it was just enough to keep it scenic and atmospheric, and not so wet that it was miserable. After lunch closer to civilisation, a drive along the GOR then up along a deserted bush track with plenty of mud to splatter over the car and make me happy I hadn’t just washed it.
Sunday drove slowly back to Melbourne, stopping wherever things looked interesting – Airey’s Inlet (love a good lighthouse), Bell’s Beach, Torquay.