Archive for October 2012

The Great Ocean Road – Day 2   Leave a comment

Day 2 of our Great Ocean Road adventure started again bright and early from our overnightbed and breakfast stop at Butterfly Farm in Nirranda.  Mistakenly we decided to travel further along the road to Port Fairy which for the extra distance wasn’t worth the effort or the petrol.  Our trip back towards Melbourne gave us the first chance to see a kangaroo……11 months in Australia and our first!  The improved weather made it safe enough to visit some of the more exposed cliff areas and see the rock formations called the Blow Hole and London Arch which was formerly known at London Bridge before corrosion and the elements led it to collapse into the sea.  We managed to spot Kuala’s in the trees (not easy to do initially) and enjoy the Englishesque countryside.

A great great couple of days.

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The Great Ocean Road – Day 1   Leave a comment

Our final activity in Australia was hiring a car and driving the great ocean road which runs south of Melbourne along the south east coast of the country . We set off in our little rented Nissan Tiida very early in the morning. The plan to get to our booked bed & breakfast ready for bedtime. The scenery was spectacular with rugged cliffs, secluded beaches and far far reaching piers. Day one was mega windy and showery but didn’t damped our spirits. It was just like a summer day out in the UK . On our first day we visited the 12 Apostles rock formation, Lorne lighthouse and Apollo Bay. The reception we got at our B& B was fantastic and made even better still by our bed having an electric blanket.

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Timeline update   Leave a comment

Hello readers.

I have updated my Timeline page (click here) with the final legs of our journey.

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Posted 11/10/2012 by Stefan Palmer in Site updates

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Top 15 moments of our Little Adventure   Leave a comment

Kerry and I have now arrived back in the UK from our Little Adventure.  There are loads more posts to come.  I just need to get the images processed.  In the meantime I have been reflecting ion the whole experience.  Each moment has its link to the actual post.

1. Most poignant – Auschwitz

2. Most wow – The Great Wall of China

3. Disconcerting moment – My hair cut in Vietnam.

4. Cool – Hong Kong

5. Am I really here? – Red Square Moscow

6. Does it get any better? – New Year on Mount Zero.

7. Frustrating – The Russian/Chins boarder.

8. Wettest – Hue, Vietnam.

9. Best Ariel View – The Skydeck Melbourne.

10. Musical moment- Xi An

11. Journey – Halong Bay.

12. Creepy – Seeing Lenin laying in state.

13. Accommodation – Rice fields of China.

14. Insane – Deepwater Soloing.

15. Satisfying – completing my Scuba Divemaster.

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Stefan Palmer

Posted 10/10/2012 by Stefan Palmer in General Trip Blogs

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