Zeb and Eider and the humans spent the night in Mount Gambier. This is Blue Lake, a dormant volcano.
It is the water supply for Mount Gambier. And it is a very pretty lake. Shortly after crossing into Victoria, we admired this emu.
Of course, the kangaroos are always a favorite with humans.
Logan’s Beach seems to be a whale nursery. We did see a Southern Right Whale in the distance, with her young.
She was too far away for a good photo. We are in Nullawarre and we are going on the Great Ocean Road.
This is Bay of Martyrs.
Here we are at Shipwreck Coast.
Shipwwreck Coast is about 130 km and has 638 known shipwrecks. About 240 of these wrecks have been discovered. A very treacherous coastline. This is Australia’s London Bridge.
There used to be a natural bridge connecting these two stone formations.
In January 1990 it collapsed. No one was injured and no one was on the bridge when it collapsed. However, some people were stranded on the island created when the bridge collapsed. They had to be returned to the main side by helicopter. There is a colony of little (or fairy) penguins that live here.
They fish and feed during the day. They come in at dusk. To protect them there are no stairs to the beach. The little penguins need to be protected. They grow to be about a foot or less in height. The humans saw them at another location in Australia about 10 years ago. They just love the little penguins. Stopping at Port Campbell, mom loved this seagull with her lipstick matching her shoes.
Next stop was the Twelve Apostles National Park.
Beautiful! But 12?? Not any more, if ever. These limestone formations have been eroded and worn away by the strong ocean currents.
Following the boardwalk to the left, these two additional sculptures, or apostles, are visible.
Further down the path, we saw this structure attached to a main rock.
This is a great road. We loved the ocean on one side, while the farm and pasture land on the other side is also beautiful. This flock of sheep captured mom’s attention.
We are still on our tour, so keep reading our blog to see what we experience next. When in Victoria, Australia, don’t miss the Great Ocean Road.