Nov 20th - Dec 11th
Kilometer in total: 1.140km
days on bike: 14
On Nov 20th I headed off to cycle along the Great Ocean Road. In Crafers, where I was hosted by the daughter of my grandaunt, it was raining cats and dogs. I cycled through Hahndorf, the oldest German settlement in Australia.
|Beerenberg, strawberry farm|
I spent there one night and the next day I crossed the river by ferry. With a lovely tailwind along the Coorong National Park.
I arrived in Salt Creek, where in 1892 some entrepreneurs tried to find oil.
On the way to Robe, after a the Nullarbor Roadhouse, I met another fellow cyclist. Luc from Belgium, coming from Sydney, on the way to Adelaide.
Three days in Robe, a lovely town.
Mount Gambier was a highlight. I already have been there in 2007, and again, I visited the Blue Lake
and the Umpherston-Sinkhole. (see more on Mount Gambier Tourism).
After another day with headwind I arrived in Portland and met Heidi and Max from www.2roadrunners-on-tour.
We already know each other from Facebook and now it was time to have a Austrian/German meeting :-)
the next days were not so much exciting. steep upclimbs, especially Lavers Hill, heavy rain, more unpleasant wind... on Dec 6th I had my first homestay at the the GOR in Torquay at Ian and Kay.
heading to Geelong to my next WS-hosts. Guy, Frederike and their baby Saskia. awesome :-)
I enjoy this warmshower hosts so much. many friendly people, great hospitality, interessting conversations. I took a ferry to Sorento on the Mornington Peninsula and on Dec. 11th I arrived in Melbourne.
|Giant Lobster in Kingston S.E.|
|Lakeside Caravan Park in Robe|
|my small cabin ;-)|
|now I know, where they produce this bloody headwind ;-)|
|no more problems with roadtrains, caravans or stupid car drivers. the road is mine !|
|Koala on the tree at the caravanpark. so cude :-)|
|war memorial in Portland|
|Max and Heidi from Austria, awesome meeting !|
|Alpaccas at Lavers Hill|
|foggy and rainy at Lavers Hill|
|road to Apollo Bay, Great Otway National Park http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Otway_National_Park|
|YES ! aristocratic and my own creek :-)|
|raining and raining......|
|Mikael from Danmark/Europe|
|Ian and Kay, my WS-hosts in Torquay|
|Frederike, Guy and Saskia their baby, my WS-hosts in Geelong|
|ferry to Sorento, Mornington Peninsula|
|international sailing regatta in Melbourne|
|Melbourne , I am coming !|
When I drove back to Adelaide, I did it on the Great Ocean Road again, hoping, to get some better pics.
|German cyclists at the Twelve Apostels.with backpacks, no panniers ! incredible.|
|my "small" car, a Mitsubushi Outlander|
|all my stuff inside the car :-)|
|three guys from Brisbane to Adelaide|
|Eric from Adelaide, I met him in Robe.|
|German supermarket in Warnambool|
|Andrew, a sheep-farmer, who I met in Nelson|