Over our weekend (being a long weekend, which we forgot about) we thought that we should do one part of the Great Ocean Road which we haven't done yet - Geelong to Lorne. I imagined cliff faces and sparkling blue waters and those golden sands…. and that's what we got!
Just as we expected, blue ocean & cliff faces
our first stop off was at the Famous Bell's Beach where surfing championships are held. We wren;t going to stop thinking that "it's just another beach" but we felt inspired… and glad we did, because this beach was so unique.
We looked over to the water and saw hundreds of surfers out there in the open… It was quite an amazing site actually… I've never seen so many surfers in one place!
Surfers galore (little black specs)
The uniqueness about this beach was it's sand. It felt different to 'normal' beaches. The sand was a lot more coarse to walk on (which you wouldn't noticed unless you were barefoot - which I almost always am). And it had this amazing contrast of black sand through the golden sand. Watch us on YouTube
show you in real life what this beach is like.
Crunchy sand and black contrast
Tate recently got gumboots for the first time, and he just won't take them off LOL, but even he enjoyed the 'crunchiness' of the unique sand.
Snap happy…. here are some of our favourite pictures from Bells Beach
The drive to Lorne was something worth doing. The scenery was amazing and every time we would put the camera down… we would need to pick it up again.
The towns we drove through were REALLY busy and it wasn't appealing to us to stop off at any of them. But I was nice to see and get a 'feel' for the towns (they would be much nicer when it's NOT a long weekend LOL).
On our journey back to our camp we stopped by our new favourite victorian beach town Torquay
for a play and run on the beach.
Have you experience different beaches and there uniqueness? Would love to have you comment below!