Welcome to another instalment of our summer vacation diary.
For those who are just joining in, we are at Skenes Creek, on the Great Ocean Road.
The Great Ocean Road is a 243-kilometre (151 mile) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Warrnambool. The road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932, and is the world's largest war memorial; dedicated to casualties of World War I.
Point A on the map is where we live (Cheltenham), point B is Skenes Creeks :
Our rental house is in Surf Avenue, which is a good name because there is some great surf.
Skenes Creek is near Apollo Bay; it was named by Captain Loutit in 1845 when he sheltered his vessel, the Apollo, here from a storm.
We went to the Apollo bay market :
The most popular stall was this one : when this man pedals on his bike, it operates a blender which makes smoothies - that's very ecological isn't it ?
There are some great statues made by a local artist (there are lots of artists here)
After dinner we went to the beach; we can only go there before 9 am and after 7 pm, although my family saw that many people don't respect this rule, and what's worse, many people don't clean up after their dogs, so our sister Anais always carries extra plastic bags to clean up after other people's dogs.
The surf fishing is great :
There are lots of things to see and sniff in the rock pools :
We go there in the mornings too :
What a fantastic life !