This week’s step outside my comfort zone involved a road trip along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. It was such an amazing trip and involved some incredible scenery. I could literally move there tomorrow!
I had to make some modifications to allow for those hours sitting in the car (but some cushions and a heat pack helped immensely!) due to my pain. Such a small price to pay for the trip I had. Wouldn’t have missed it for the world!
The trip saw us arrive in at Melbourne Airport, driving to Geelong, and along to Apollo bay where we stayed. I have to say that Apollo Bay was simply stunning to wake up in.
We then travelled along the Great Ocean Road further to Port Fairy and back again. The Twelve Apostles were as stunning as they always look in photos and anyone will tell you big scenery that makes me feel tiny is my thing.
Before long we were trekking back across to catch the ferry to Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula. It was such an amazing day and the ferry trip itself was gorgeous. As we came towards Sorrento we had such beautiful views of the beaches with their little colourful beach huts.
We stayed overnight and tried some amazing natural hot springs there (gave me an incredible reduced night of pain and best sleep! Tip for those chronic pain-ers out there.). We hired a private one and were lead up to a simple bath built into the ground and closed off with trees and natural fencing. It was heaven.
Up to Melbourne city where we explored everything….and I mean everything! Hosier Lane with its constantly updating graffiti art, the Laneways, Rod Laver Arena and MCG, Little Italy, and some amazing restaurants and bars. The little tapas restaurant in Hosier Lane was incredible!
Then to the Yarra Valley and it’s beautiful scenery and many vineyards before heading back to the airport to start the trip home.