I put in the last blog that we intended to go to the great ocean road but after talking to another lovely lady in the Portland info centre who yes used to live in the UK we decided to drive to the Grampians for 2 nights.I am currently writing this in Bruce as it is pouring with rain outside (probably a few days before I can upload this though).We have had a lovely 2 days except this evening as it has decided to rain nonstop since about 4.20pm Lso I have read my new book whilst stu got a bush shower which consists of a bucket with holes in it-you have to even boil the water yourself (if you want it hot), let's just say I wasn't too keen on the idea.Upon return stu boasted he wasn't alone in the shower to my relief he only shared it with a dozen or so spiders.
As we drove towards the Grampians we explored Cape Bridgewater and the Petrified Forest.As we got into Grampian region the terrain changed to real bush-well what I think is real bush.We were swerving and climbing up hills just as we brought yet another thunder storm and hailing rain storm with us.We waited for the rain to ease then walked to Mackenzie Falls (look at the pics) it was beautiful!As it was getting late we set up camp in the bush where we got to star gaze amongst a camp fire, it was a beautiful summer evening-unlike this one.So we got up early, already baking put on lots of sun screen and fly repellent as stus getting eaten alive and started to explore.We went to Reed Lookout and Boroka Lookout where we got to see the Grampians range which seemed to never end.Just before the heat got unbearable we walked to Silverband falls where you get to see a waterfall that just stops.It falls into a mound of rocks and just disappears; we are told it resurfaces again down the mountain.The heat did get unbearable so we decided to stop in the little village Halls Gap to get an ice cream before we tackled the BIG walk to the Pinnacle.Stu and I thought oh it won't be too bad just a walk in the park, but we were wrong. It turned into rocking climbing and especially in the heat it was soooooo hot.From the pictures you can see what I mean. The views were amazing though and we climbed so high, we gained a sense of accomplishment.
We luckily got down just in time before the heavens opened.Drove to our new campsite alongside Joey and set up for tea and now I am writing this as we are crammed into our little Bruce waiting for the rain to stop!