Off to Warrnambool

Today the weather in Melbourne started to get bad, and I have been wanting to see the 12 Apostles, which is a rock formation out near the shore. There were 12 ‘tall island’ formations that stood near the coastline just off the Great Ocean Road. However, through the years, erosion has taken its toll, and they’ve been tumbling down one by one. On the windy drive out there, the scene was just like California’s own Pacific Coast Highway, and I found myself getting car sick from the turns. After passing the 12 Apostles, I decided the best thing to do was to wait until tomorrow to get a closer look, as the weather wasn’t so great. I ended up in the little town off the coast called Warrnambool. After arriving at 3pm, I was amazed to see all shops closed all around the town center. I didn’t quite understand how a town that became a ghost town at 3pm, would still have so many cars driving around the little town center. It reminded me of New Zealand’s Houkitikka town of Jade. Oh, another bizarre thing? The only store that WAS open was Target. Who would have thought that Target could permeate down under as far as Warrnambool?

I had a great dinner of Lamb and lentils with accompanying dessert of Creme Brulee. What a treat! The food has been really good out ‘west’ which is always an important aspect of any trip for me :) Especially desserts.

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