This will be a short post as we are at the airport right now and we will board our flight to Sydney shortly. So I will start with the important things first, got to keep our priorities straight. Coffee! I have yet to taste bad coffee here in Australia and there are coffee houses everywhere. They are so crazy and proud of their coffee here that Starbucks, that coffee imperialist from Seattle was kicked out or never set foot here. I do not know which but it does not really matter, they do not seem to have made to shore yet. I had to learn what to order, there are different kinds to order, long black, flat white, etc. exciting stuff. It is wonderful just to be able to have a great mug of coffee at a nice side street coffee place and to just observe the people go by about their business. It is a great combination of good weather, a lively city, “no worries” people and excellent coffee. How many times did I say coffee in this one paragraph?
Melbourne’s weather has been quite awful for the past week so we had to be careful when to do what. So we kept delaying our trip to the Great Ocean Road but yesterday was to be the day as our days in Melbourne are counted. Kyriakos, Beth’s uncle accompanied us during the trip, keeping with our traditions we keep showing Aussies their country :). We drove south west to Geelong and from there we took the Princess Highway west, they do choose fancy names for their roads all the way to Terang and drove south to Port Campbell. Port Campbell is almost at the start of the Road when you approach Melbourne from the west. We did stop and see most of
the major lookout points along the route but had to skip the last part of it as we were running out of time and had to get back. It take at least a couple days to really enjoy the Road, better if you take three or four days and do some of the hikes. It is very pretty country, the landscape was probably among the best we have seen here in Australia.
I will write another post about our impressions of the road as I know have to get on the plane I have to cut this short.