During April, my family went to Apollo Bay. It was such an amazing trip. Got to knock out two days of the Great Ocean Walk and gain an appreciation of crustaceans. My favourite day was visiting the twelve apostles.
While the apostles were a highlight, it was Loch Arg Gorge that really captured my heart. The whole area was fascinating and so beautiful. People were properly taking the time to explore it properly, which meant there was a lot of opportunities for ‘street style’ photography.
I was keen to check out the wildlife there but alas, none of the muttonbirds were on the island.
One of the things I found fascinating about the area was the geology. I could have spent hours photographing the sides of the walls of the gorge. Alas, we had a schedule to keep.
“The arch is well signposted, and still off the beaten track. It is not the most spectacular of the sights on this stretch of coast, but the arch is eight meters high and quite beautiful when it catches the afternoon sun. There is an interesting view looking back towards the twelve apostles”
It was hard to find information on the arch online, but I quite liked it. The 12 apostles were incredibly busy and I loved just having the time to watch the waves crash into the giant rocks. I loved this day, I wish I could have spent weeks exploring the coast in detail. I’m *that* in love with it.
I pushed for us to see the Grotto as it looked so beautiful. I was right, it is magnificent and one of the lesser visited places along this stretch. Annoyingly, we got there just as a tourist bus arrived so it was a dozen people pushing each other out of the way in order to get that perfect photo. It only had a small viewing platform, and people were disrespecting the signs and walking in areas they weren’t meant to.
I’d love to return here and spend a while just watching the shadows and colours dancing. It would be awesome if just mum and I could do it but alas, there is only so much free time and it’s such a magical coast.
I wasn’t overly into London Bridge, however it had been an exhausting day with lots of magnificent views. It wasn’t my style compared to the magnificent and diversity of Loch Ard Gorge.
Part of me can’t see how people can do Apollo Bay and the Great Ocean Road in just a day. I can, but that isn’t how it should be done. The entire area is so fascinating. It felt like we were rushing this day. I’m keen to get my licence and return to many of these places in the slower months of the year. It’s magic.