The Roadtrip

March 25, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Yesterday, I realised I haven't seen enough of the beautiful scenery that is spread throughout Victoria and so decided to go on a spontaneous road trip!

As a teenager I watched a TV series called Round The Twist, which was filmed predominantly in Victoria and also at a lighthouse called Split Point Lighthouse.  I have a lot of Australian friends who are surprised that this TV series was aired over in the UK.  I used to love the show and finding out that the lighthouse is a mere stone throw away I couldn't help but get excited about the thought of going to see it.

I set off around 1pm and had vested in half a plan of how my road trip would go.  First I would go see this iconic lighthouse which brought back so much nostalgia and then I would keep going West and seek out the Twelve Apostles.

Split Point Lighthouse

I realised that there was another 2 hour journey to the Twelve Apostles from the Lighthouse so I had to make tracks as I was scheduled to arrive at sunset.  Making my way down the Great Ocean Road, the quickest route would be to head back inland to the Princes Highway.  There is so much scenery driving this far into the countryside and if you haven't driven it, I'd recommend getting out and seeing it all for yourself!

Arriving at the visitor centre at 5.45pm, I couldn't believe my eyes with the amount of people who were still at the Twelve Apostles.   Waiting for the sunset to arrive so I could snap the great views that were to be had I had to battle alongside at least 15 other photographers with tripods all eagerly waiting.  The wind was intense and unforgiving during the times of capture and once the sun had completely left the sky I packed up and headed back to my car at 8.15pm.

Twelve Apostles Now that there was no light whatsoever, I had a fun 3 hour drive back home and finally finished my day trip at 11.15pm, extremely worn out by the entire drive.

All in all, I drove over 500km's in the day but I'm extremely happy with the beautiful scenery I saw. 

 


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