Thursday, 28 November 2013
Road Trip and a ferry
Went on a road trip for a few weeks with the Teen who now is 18 and officially a young adult, still my baby though. We drove down on the inland highway to Port Campbell and then along the Great Ocean Road, brilliant scenery, and finally up the coast road to Sydney. We saw so much in few short weeks. There were emus, echidnas, a healthy fox, baby rabbit and even a pet goat encounter on a walk, but no kangaroos and that is what the Teen wanted to see.
There are some lovely beaches near Bateman's Bay and they are surrounded by bush. Many years ago I had actually stroked a wild kangaroo near one of these beaches so we took a detour and there they were, well the ancestors I suppose. Magic. They wouldn't let us touch but were a joy to watch.
We even managed some Christmas shopping on our travels. There were some wonderful craft and food shops in small country towns. Bliss.
By the way the ferry is from Queenscliff, Victoria across to Sorrento. With the car stowed below we sat on deck and watched for dolphin and sailed past 3 lazy seals floating in the bay. This was all for the small sum of $69, a bargain, there was even a cafe on board. The journey only takes 40 minutes across the Heads. I wished that some of the fur family were with us because dogs are provided for on the ferry as long as they are on their leads.
Okay not glamorous but practical.
And now we are home and there are things to do. Everyone else on blogs, Tumblr etc., seems to be on
track and now so must we. I rather like the tree we saw in Geelong, on the Bay, one evening. ours will be a little smaller :)