Ah, it is so refreshing to go somewhere a little different once in a while, isn't it? I just had a whirlwind weekend away for work. And what an incredible weekend it was. I was given the opportunity to do part of the Great Ocean Walk.
And can I say, if you ever get the chance ... JUMP AT IT!
There was something so incredibly special about approaching the 12 Apostles on foot. It was extra rewarding.
The terrain was gorgeous,even in the bits where there were no ocean views (though we could hear the ocean from almost everywhere - adding to what was already an almost meditative experience).
We walked a couple of kilometres on sand, but that was about as hard as it got. Seriously enjoyable walking. Nothing too steep or tricky at all.
This was one of our first sightings of the Apostles. Breathtaking.
We encountered more sheep than people.
Yep, that's right. Five million people a year visit the Great Ocean Road.
Only about 10,000 people walk the Great Ocean Walk annually...
I think 'Australia's best kept secret' may be an understatement here.
I hope I get the chance to do the full 7-day walk one day.
But until then I'll cherish the beautiful 'taster' I had of the walk. It was a mad trip - 5am start to fly to Melbourne, then a 3-hour drive to the coast and the reverse to get back to Sydney the next evening - but certainly worth it.
Definitely worth it.