I was very exscited about this trip - The Great Ocean Road! Chris picked me up about 9am and we set off for what was going to be a long day. Our aim was to get down the the coast and hit the great ocean road, taking in some sights along the way including the 12 apostles (will explain later). We had lucked out on the weather today, it was gorgeous! No cluds, blue sky, sun, chilling breeze - perfect!. The journey took us about 2,5 hours but it went by very quickly. We reached the coastline and straight away I was taken back, it was beautiful! The edge of the coastline was like it hadnt been touched by man what so ever, the sand was so flat, the cliff faces were so straight it was like someone came along with a big knife and cut along it, I was so glad I came here. We stiopped off at our first point and took in the view, breathtaking (you can tell i enjoyed myself cant haha). To our left was a rock formation that had been created from years and years of corrosion from the elements and it had formed an arch, well it actually formed 2 arches but in 1990 on fell down and left one behind, they have called this remaining one London Bridge - Hmmmm wheres the originality in that huh? You'll see from my photos what I mean by the formations and views etc etc. So, we took our shots here and moved on, next stop the blow hole. I was told this was another place that had been naturally formed and when at high tide the water pressure increases so much that the water spurts up and out of the hole unfortunately we came in low tide and the water was...ermm very still, haha, still it was worth seeing. The 12 apostles were our next stop, and the one I had been waiting for, I wasnt let down. Basically the apostles are 12 rock formations that literally stand upright out of the ocean and are self supporting. The surrounding land has been eaten back over the years but for some reason, these 12 pieces were left. A few have actually fallen down now but I think about 9 remain? you'll see from the photos that they are just "there" in the ocean, very cool thing to see. This site is very popular and there were people coming in and out constantly, mainly loads of japanese taking endless amounts of photos of one fomration....seriously, its a great site but how many shots do you need? I dunno! So yeah, we got our photos and headed off, I was feeling very pleased at this point because well its why I came travelling, to see this natural wonders, not to sit in a city for days on end! Our next port of call was the tree top walk. This was an area of forest that had a system of walkways right up at the top of the trees allowing you to walk around and see whats what. The walkways were just simple steelwork framed fixed 50 metres below (somehow, couldnt get down to see) and they were very stable. At a certain point along the walk there was a cantilever walkway, now from a distance you could see that this thing was very flexible to the point there it wasnt straight even with no one on it, still it was cool to walk out on it and just be hanging there. We didnt really spend to long at this place, I mean, there wasnt a lot to see unless you were a real tree buff, so the $20 entry fee I think was bit steep, but, it was good to see it so all is good. It was at this point that I and chris realised that we had been the victims of sunburn - again! God dam it, I swear, I wont miss being read in the face and feeling like a walking boiler, the cool breeze totally threw me off yesterday and I wasnt happy about it, still, it was a good day. In the evening we took ourselves into town and had dinner, I had braised beef with garlic mash - yeah it lasted about 5 minutes, it was lovely, Chirs and Pelin thought I must have just swallowed it in one, it was that good, ha ha. So yeah thats Melbourne, I have enjoyed myeslf here and it was really good to see Chris again - Big thanks to you mate!!