After leaving Adelaide we drove to Port Fairy. It was a long 7.5 hour drive but we made it in time to walk around Griffith's Island and see the light tower and the surrounding ocean and beaches.
Day Two: Port Campbell
Today was my (Sheila's) first day driving the car for a long distance. WOW it is so strange, I immediately tried to signal with the windshield wipers! Adam was so pro right from the start, I am even more impressed now!
We arrived early in the day and had breakfast at the Alcove Cafe. While drinking my coffee, I looked up at the television screen to see a screen that said FIRES IN COOMA. Since we had been travelling we had missed most of the fires until now. We were scared about our town and our house so we called one of our friends in Cooma who assured us all was well! Whew... we then made sure to let our parents know we were okay too! Since bush fires are not really common back home we really had no idea the threat they posed until spending the summer here. There are plenty of plans, signs, commercials, radio ads, etc to inform and help people have a bush fire plan.
Afterwards we headed to the info station to get a map of places to see today!
We saw many amazing sights on our travels today. The Port Campbell area is home to:
1. London Bridge: A rock body in the ocean that looks just like a bridge falling apart
2. Lorc Ard Gorge: Another beautiful rock body in the ocean where you can walk down to the beach to view as well. This is the site where the clipper ship Lorc Ard ran ashore years ago.
|This pic was taken down on Gibson's steps because the weather wasn't great at the higher up view point that day so our other pics aren't great.|
5. The Gibson Steps: The last of the rock bodies we visited. This section was great because you could view it from above and then climb down the steps to the beach and walk along it while viewing the massive rock bodies along the coastline as well. It was beautiful.