Like most things, I feel we tend of avoid the things that are right under our noses and seek adventures further afar! After being guilty of this for so many years, Tim and I rounded off 2016 with ticking off “Road trip along Great Ocean Road” from our local to do list, before heading in the opposite direction to visit Montalto Winery. The main attraction was of course to reach the 12 Apostles and get a view of this wonder before it disappears! I couldn’t be happier that we finally took the drive along the coastline to see this incredible view…. it was one of the most impressive things I have ever seen and I regret that it’s taken me so many years to see it for myself.
I’m generally not put off by huge crowds of tourists. For the most part, I am generally one of them in all the travels we have done and am guilty as charged of blocking paths and standing awkwardly in the way of locals trying to get past. But the joy of the 12 Apostles was that being located on a highway, where the only reason people generally stop is to get out and have a look at the exact same thing, I didn’t feel I was getting in anyone’s way or interrupting their daily routines.
Call me crazy but hoards of tourists kind of make me excited (sometimes) because they have an energy about what they are seeing, and this simple fact makes me really appreciate just how lucky I am to have places like this so close to home.
For all the Aussies reading this I hope you had a wonderful Australia Day with all the cliches included. I certainly did and after a few too many champagnes amongst friends to the soundtrack of Triple Js Hottest 100…. I couldn’t have been more delighted with my decision to take the following day off to
not be hungover at work relax.
You’re pretty cute Australia, I’ll give you that.