Sunday, June 19, 2011

Weekend at Lorne

We drove to Lorne Friday afternoon for the weekend. Lovely weather, a few drizzly showers but the majority of the time clear. Walked the Lorne beach each morning before breakfast to watch the sun come up. Drove to Port Campbell via the 12 Apostles, or I should say 7, as that is all that is left standing.

Walked through the rain forest to Triple Falls via several hundred steps. I found that I had leg muscles that I didn't know existed. The forest was beautiful with amazing tree ferns and undergrowth of minature ferns. The birds were singing, but it was still very quiet.

Throughout the walk, tiny little fungi, were growing amongst the ferns and on the steps. Didn't see any fairies though. We had dinner both nights at the local pub with a roaring fire to sit by and a few glasses of red. The Lamb shanks were fabulous.

It was lovely to get away, even though DH decided to take his laptop with work, which I was pleased, didn't get logged on. We stayed at the Mantra Erskine, in a lovely heritage room. I still am not too fussed with the Great Ocean Road, especially driving back in the dark. But the scenery was beautiful and we never tire of heading down that way. There is always something different to see.

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