Great Ocean Road Trip, Day 3, April 4, 2009 – Otway National Park to Leopold

We are in Kona, Hawaii, as I write, and it’s the 2nd of May.

This day of our Great Ocean Road trip was the last we would spend with Jeannette and David during our stay in Australia. We saw so many glorious sights I’ll have to pick only a few – and let the photos tell the story.

The 600-metre treetop walk of the Otway Fly is suspended 25 metres above the ground
The 600-metre treetop walk of the Otway Fly is suspended 25 metres above the ground
Cathryn stands at the base of one of the forest giants in the Otway Fly
Cathryn stands at the base of one of the forest giants in the Otway Fly
A spiral staircase leads to the platform, 45 metres high, that looks out over the forest of tall eucalyptus trees and lush fern groves
A spiral staircase leads to the platform, 45 metres high, that looks out over the forest of tall eucalyptus trees and lush fern groves
Visitors test their skill at coin tossing by trying to make the coins land, and stay, on this stump
Visitors test their skill at coin tossing by trying to make the coins land, and stay, on this stump
David and Robin give scale to these giant ferns
David and Robin give scale to these giant ferns
This view gives a sense of just how high the walkways of the Otway Fly actually are. The ferns that look small in this photograph are the same species that tower over David and Robin in the previous photo.
This view gives a sense of just how high the walkways of the Otway Fly actually are. The ferns that look small in this photograph are the same species that tower over David and Robin in the previous photo.
This view gives a sense of just how high the walkways of the Otway Fly actually are. The ferns that look small in this photograph are the same species that tower over David and Robin in the previous photo.
North Americans may find themselves looking around for the tree known as “mountain ash” in the state of Victoria. They are a species of eucalyptus whose slender, straight trunks and stringly bark can be seen here
After Otway National Park we stopped at Kennett River Beach. This dog was making friends with any visitor who paid him the slightest attention. One of his favourite games was burying his ball, digging it up, burying it again, and then bringing the soggy, sandy offering to someone who might throw it for him
After Otway National Park we stopped at Kennett River Beach. This dog was making friends with any visitor who paid him the slightest attention. One of his favourite games was burying his ball, digging it up, burying it again, and then bringing the soggy, sandy offering to someone who might throw it for him
There were at least a dozen surfers catching the waves at Kennett River Beach.
There were at least a dozen surfers catching the waves at Kennett River Beach.
A tidal pool at Kennett River Beach
A tidal pool at Kennett River Beach
The Split Point lighthouse was built in 1891 to improve the safety of shipping on the Bass Straight, between Cape Otway and Port Lonsdale
The Split Point lighthouse was built in 1891 to improve the safety of shipping on the Bass Straight, between Cape Otway and Port Lonsdale
View looking west from the Split Point lighthouse
View looking west from the Split Point lighthouse
A major surfing competition takes place here at Bells Beach in late April. Preparations were underway when we stopped to watch the surfers
A major surfing competition takes place here at Bells Beach in late April. Preparations were underway when we stopped to watch the surfers
One of many surfers practicing for the competition
One of many surfers practicing for the competition
One of our last stops along the Great Ocean Road was at Teddy’s Lookout, where we could look down along the highway that winds along the rugged coast
One of our last stops along the Great Ocean Road was at Teddy’s Lookout, where we could look down along the highway that winds along the rugged coast
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One thought on “Great Ocean Road Trip, Day 3, April 4, 2009 – Otway National Park to Leopold

  1. Michelle

    Fantastic photo of the surfer dude catching a wave! You really have an amazing way of capturing the moment that makes me feel like I was almost there with you.

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