Mt. Gambier to Warnambool

28 Mar 2015 10:00 PM | Anonymous member

Today, Saturday, we met at the Lady Nelson Ctr. to say a warm goodbye to our terrific Mt. Gambier hosts and new friends. We then boarded the Truely Tribal bus for our 3 day tour of the Great Ocean Road.  Our driver, Flick, loaded our luggage in the trailer, and also brought a box of apples, pears and mandies (mandarins) for snacks for us. She gave us some background on Truely Tribal Tours which she owns with a partner, and also narrated about some of the countryside as she drove. 

We stopped at Cape Bridgewater to see the seal colony.  We hiked down a bluff to the dock where Daniel was ready with life jackets for us. We went in 2 groups into his red zodiac boat and had a fast, bumpy ride hitting the swells of the Southern Ocean but stayed fairly close to the cliffs. We saw Australian and New Zealand seals swimming, playing and showing off for us. 

When both groups had hiked back up the cliff, Flick provided a picnic lunch for us.Then off to Tower Hill Conservation area where we walked around in this protected area to see koala's, emu's and later an echidna beside the road. On to Warnambool, to our very nice motel. We got settled in, then we walked to the Saltwater Bistro for a terrific dinner at the RSL (Retired Servicemens League).  After that we went to an outdoor show which depicted a shipwreck. It was a nice day full of different views and experiences.

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