Cee’s Which Way Challenge-Wk 1

This is how travellers used to cross the river at Shelford.

Now disused, it has more character than its modern replacement.

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I will even be brave enough to suggest that thirsty travellers,

with the Shelford pub at the other end,

would have made quick crossings.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Summer

As soon as I saw Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge was Summer my mind immediately returned to Friday January 4, 2013.

I had planned a drive along The Great Ocean Road to show my Canadian friends one of Australia’s major tourist attractions.

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It was about mid-afternoon before we reached one of the last stops,  Loch Ard Gorge.  The temperature had passed 40 degrees and the bitumen in the car park was beginning to melt and break up under the weight of tourist buses and light traffic.

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I have been into the Gorge on many occasion….

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…however, on this day, after  five or six hours driving, searing heat and the lack of breeze when down on the sand, had me wishing I had picked a cooler day.  Even in the shade of the cliff was too hot…..but it was summer.

Fortunately the drive home was a lot quicker using inland roads.  If you ever visit the Great Ocean Road it is a slow, beautiful drive.  Setting out early from Melbourne or Geelong should see you comfortably in Warrnambool for an overnight stay.  Conversely a long day trip is possible of you plan to return on quieter, straighter inland highways.  By turning inland at Port Campbell you will have a quick two-hour drive to Geelong.

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