Further across (west) we travelled along the Bay of Islands/Bay of Martyrs, probably better than the famous twelve apostles??? London Bridge, which has fallen down, then inland to Timboon, a lovely pastoral country town, where we had ice cream, a “chefs selection, and gin tasting. Ying drove thereafter!!!
Visiting the nature reserve (only visitors on tour for 20 meant personal Q&A!) was very interesting and saw koalas, wallabies, emus and a group of kangaroos (too quick to film!) in a very natural environment. We were recommended to go onto Maits Rest, a totally different type of forest, more wild and ancient. Finally on …
After a delayed start to collect a rather underpowered MG3 we set off via Geelong to Apollo Bay visiting Erskine Falls on the way. We stayed with a chatty and slightly quirky New Zealander in a B&B and found a lovely seafood platter in the local pub
A grand day out with Jordan to watch Aussie rules footie, then Japanese meal as consolation afterwards.
We wandered along the South Bank of the Ybarra river, stopping for a very nice Turkish lamb meal and drink then across to Flinders Station where Yings Dad worked as a porter to support himself as a student, hardly changed apparently!
We spent the first 2 days meandering across the Melbourne CBD (central business district) on foot and the free trams within the CBD (only charged if you go outside the central tourist areas of the CBD into the suburbs
Unfortunately we were forced to spend the first weekend in a hotel as Eu Ming caught Covid just before we arrived!