Friday, March 5, 2021

There and back again (photo heavy)

 On Monday hubby and I headed off towards the Great Ocean Road area, we had accommodation at Port Campbell for three nights. We have booked this place three times, the previous times we had to cancel because of the virus situation, this time all went well.

On the way there we did some geocaching, well I did some geocaching to be correct and hubby sat in the car until we found one I couldn't reach and then he had to get out and help! I was very happy, him not so much. We arrived around 2.30ish, unpacked and hubby declared it was time for an amble, so off we went. Little did I know what I was in for.

We went down to the jetty first and watched the waves coming in

it was a little windy 

we followed the path to the coastal walk, you can see I get left behind as I stop to take photos and to look at things!

Then we found the stairs! I didn't count going up as I was trying to breathe, there were more stairs and lots of up an down, on the way back I counted the stairs and we walked 494 steps!! No wonder I slept well that night.

but the views were wonderful

and the coastline spectacular

Looking back towards the 12 Apostles site, well i think there are only 7 or 8 now as they have been eroded by the sea and the weather, but new ones will come as bits of land break away from the cliffs.
Tuesday morning I followed the track up behind where we were staying to the war memorial

the view over the town

the track became a road, looking over to where we walked yesterday (opposite headland)

The rock formations around here are amazing

further up the coast


I went down the the wharf to watch the sunset but there were to many clouds and the sun set in the wrong place for it to show over the water.


Wednesday morning was cool and overcast, I went for a walk to the local cemetery to try and find a cache, no joy there, but the afternoon had some lovely sunny times

so I went and sat on a bench and did some crochet, hubby was nearby doing a pastel painting, much to the entertainment of the people walking past.

Some people were even swimming. By the noises they made getting in the water was cold!

I took out my beautiful new spoons from the coastal market place, Mel is on instagram and repurposes the most lovely things.

Well this is out of order but a block was done this morning for the Schoolgirl Sampler

over the time away I did the yellow and brown hexies ready for the next row on the Mystery Hexie quilt

a couple more hexies have been sewn in place
Well this one is way out of order, we are back to the sunset! But it takes ages to find the photos on the phone so it is staying! 
Tonight is FNWF, you can sign up over at Cheryll's blog and join in an evening of stitching.
I had better get a move on as it is evening already.
Happy stitching.










15 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

What a wonderful place you visited, thanks for sharing the lovely photos. But those steps! Well done on getting up and down them all! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Pamela said...

What a wonderful getaway!

Julie said...

What stunning photos Sue & such a pretty picturesque place you stayed at. Those rock formations are amazing. Glad you finally got to stay there after trying & having to cancel so many times. Love the new spoons too!!

Fiona said...

I love that rugged coast line.... but I would have failed with that walk and stairs.... beautiful pictures
Hugz

Cheryll said...

The Great Ocean Road is a great spot for photo taking as the coastline is spectacular. We took a helicopter ride also for a birds eye view and weren't disappointed...
Would love to go back actually... EnJoY...
Great hexies on the go too...xox

Karen's Korner said...

What a lovely trip away you had. I remember going to the GOR many years ago and fell in love with Port Campbell. It reminded me of the small village in Doc Martin.

Kim said...

I have enjoyed many lovely holidays motoring along The Great Ocean Road. Such a glorious part of the world to escape to. It sounds as if you and your husband had a fabulous time. Wonderful you were able to enjoy lots of crafting, too.

Lin said...

What a great trip! Lovely views. xx

Maria said...

Beautiful place to relax and enjoy....
Nice box of hexies....

Raewyn said...

Sue it looks like it was a wonderful time away - great scenic photos - so nice to have a change of scenery and go for some decent walks hehe. Glad you had some success geocaching. And nice that you got a little handwork in too.

Janice said...

How good that you finally were able to enjoy your getaway. Such a beautiful place. We visited the area many years ago, so it was lovely to see your photos. They make me want to return and explore more.

Angie said...

Sue - lovely getaway. The sunset is spectacular! Well done with all those steps!

ButterZ said...

You take and show the best photos Sue. I enjoy seeing them...WOW all those steps...
One day you might show some of hubbies paintings/drawings

Susan said...

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful bit of coast that I would never otherwise see. This looks like an absolutely beautiful place.

Chookyblue...... said...

what a beautiful spot to visit.......