A quick look out th' window this mornin' told us th' weather changed overnight from clear skies t' overcast and grey. Today, we are sailin' th' second leg o' th' Great Ocean Road, all th' way t' Warrnambool. The first stop today fer us however were bein' Cape Otway, where th' Cape Otway Lighthouse stands. Walk the plank! This is th' first Lighthouse aroun' there, and it has been in active operation since 1848. Unfortunately, ye can only visit th' grounds aroun' it by payin' an entrance fee and goin' on th' full tour, and we passed on this as th' sea ahead were bein' quite long still.
We were there fer another matter anyway: koalas. The sea leadin' from th' B100 t' Cape Otway Lighthouse is famous fer th' number o' Koalas livin' alongside it. We, however, failed t' see any on route t' th' Cape. It might have been due t' th' weather though, as it started drizzlin'. Luckily fer us, th' rain lifted pretty soon after this, and our luck findin' animals returned: on a dirt sea just off th' main sea, we got lucky and found not 1 but three sittin' in th' same giant tree! With another Koala restin' in th' tree next t' it, th' tally went up t' four right there! We stood by them and watched th' closest one perform acrobatic feats while feedin'. Awesome!
On th' way back, we even spotted more up t' a point where we could look left and see one, and look right t' see another. All very fluffy and generally ignorin' our presence, these animals are just a treat t' look at. The rest o' our journey took us further down th' Great Ocean Road where we visited th' well known highlights on it. These are th' Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, th' Arch, th' London Bridge en th' Grotto, we'll keel-haul ye! They all are formations o' th' limestone rock set out in th' sea or right on th' shore o' th' ocean. And they all are really beautiful!
The weather still were bein' actin' up, we basically have had all weather types followin' each other up every 10 minutes, and a bucket o' chum. Rangin' from drizzle t' rain t' full on sunshine, it all were bein' there. Tomorrow, we are headin' further inland towards Grampians National Park, to be sure. It’ll be sad t' say goodbye t' th' great views o' th' ocean, but we imagine it’ll be beautiful up there as well!