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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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Teaser shot of the our Great Ocean Road Adventure   1 comment

Last week Kerry and I had a great trip on the Great Ocean Road south of Melbourne.  Here is a teaser shot.

 

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Stefan Palmer

The Great Ocean Road Trip….Booked!   1 comment

Excited…..Great Ocean Road Trip booked.  The plan is to  hire a car from Geelong travel the coastal road to Portland with a overnight stop off in Nirranda then back to Geelong the next day across country.  Can’t wait.  The camera will be busy those few days.

The route in blue

Off we go!   1 comment

Many of you who have been reading this blog for sometime will know we have considered staying in Australian for an extended length of time 4 or 5 years.  We have had the opportunity to do so, but ultimately we are homesick.  We miss our friends, family and the oldness of the UK.  So today we booked our tickets home to the UK.  We are doing the journey home in two legs.  The first is on the 4th September from Melbourne to Bangkok (with a brief stop back in Kuala Lumpar).  We are spending 4 weeks in Thailand sightseeing, taking more photographs, seeing friends and DIVING!   The second leg is Bangkok to London.  We will arrive in the UK on 4th October, in time for the run up to Christmas…….It will be good to see the old place, friends and family.

A selection of my favourite images from this blog are available to buy at stefanpalmer.photium.com

Stefan Palmer

Posted 08/08/2012 by Stefan Palmer in Australia, UK

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Skydeck   1 comment

For Kerry’s birthday we decided to experience the Skydeck (here’s a link to more infomation). The Skydeck is situated in the tallest building, measuring 297.30 metres, in Melbourne. It dominates the skyline. We travelled (at an ear popping 9 metres per second) to the 88th floor for some truly breathtaking views of the city and well beyond, from out vantage point at 285 metres. Clearly visible where many of the places we have already visited; The Tennis Centre, Royal Botanical Gardens, Central Shopping Mall with its districtive glass cone, Australian Centre for Moving Images, Federation Square and The Shrine of Rememberence. We could also see Willamstown, Yarraville and Altona. Every now and again up there you had to steady yourself as the structure moved ever so slightly in the wind. It was well worth the money.

A selection of my favourite images from this blog are available to buy at stefanpalmer.photium.com

Stefan Palmer