Click here to read Part 1 of Visiting Apollo Bay & The Great Ocean Road.
Welcome to part 2 of our Apollo Bay and Great Ocean Road adventure.
Today would be the day that we would explore Apollo Bay and the surrounding areas.
First up was Marengo Beach.
Now if you read my Run Forrest race recap you would be aware of what happened on the beach. But for those that don’t, please read on.
I was happily taking some photos out on some rocks. I then slipped and fell, landing in a puddle of seawater on my bum. I got up immediately, but I slipped and fell again, this time forwards.
With the camera in my hand, I tried to save it from damage. It felt like it was happening at hyperspeed and slow-mo all at the same time.
I landed hard. My elbow smacked into the rocks, but I smashed the camera.
Thank goodness the camera and lens were ok. The filter was not so much, it was smashed.
My elbow however was bleeding and very sore.
We were only there for 5 minutes, when we had to pack up and go back to the apartment so I could get cleaned up and attend to my elbow.
Once my nerves were settled we decided on a change of tactics and would instead do a few caches and take the rest of the day at a pretty cruisey pace.
Our first geocache finds happened to be in front of the apartment where we were staying.
With other tourists around, we had to be sneaky.
We did discover our first trackable, which we traded for one of our Geocoins. If you have no idea what I’m talking about then get yourself over to Geocaching.com and get involved in the GPS treasure hunt.
After lunch, we headed over to Blanket Bay to explore the beach. I took extra care of the rocks. I didn’t need another fall or another injury.
We also headed out to Cape Otway. We didn’t pay the entry fee to go visit the lighthouse. Yes, I understand its significance, but the entry price was in my opinion outrageous.
Instead, we explored the tracks around the area, and just enjoyed the setting sun.
On the way home, we stopped in at Crayfish bay. We had the little beach cove all to ourselves.
It was cold, but the kids had a ball chasing the waves. Or more so the waves chasing them.
With the sun setting, we trudged back to the car to make our way back to the apartment for a carb-loaded dinner and a well-earned rest.