Warrnambool Memories

It was a long time since I had lived in Warrnambool – we left there in 1969, just before the Moon Landing and the birth of our son.  My husband had been transferred to Melbourne, so we packed and set off with two littlies in the car.

I remember that our daughter vomited in the car when we reached Melbourne, but otherwise the trip was uneventful.  I was huge with pregnancy and over the next few days unpacked at the house at Seaford.  I recall watching the Moon landing as I unpacked.  Our dog Lena was in the car too.

The drive along the Great Ocean Road was interesting.  So much to see – I could have taken hundreds of photos more than I did, but it is not always safe to stop!

However, I did explore when I could.   The scenery is spectacular along the coast.  Walking with the camera would be a good idea – but you’d need someone close by with a car to rescue you from time to time!

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Around every bend in the road there was spectacular scenery – either out to sea, or on the land.  There had been bushfires in some areas, and in other areas there were small rock falls too, and some roads were under repair.

The road twists and turns, often taking you right onto the edge of the road, and sometimes down low on the edge of a settlement.  There were plenty of farms around – sheep, cattle.  I pondered about living here right on the edge of Australia – unprotected from the winds off the sea.

I stopped at a number of spots set aside for cars, and was surprised to see few Aussies, but many Chinese and/or Koreans.

I kept going – reaching Port Campbell and the area of the Twelve Apostles late in the afternoon.

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The Twelve Apostles (from Wikipedia)

It was raining and cold, so I stopped at the 12 Apostles Interpretive centre – some of which was closed, and decided NOT to walk the kilometer out to see this amazing rock formation off the coast, and reluctantly went on to Warrnambool, arriving late in the miserable afternoon.  I booked into the Motel, which co incidentally was just around the corner of where we used to live.




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