The caravan came off the car short of Lavers Hill!
We came around a bend hit a big dip in the road and the caravan unhitched itself off the tow bar for about 150 metres.
Lucky for us Pete's driving skills,quick thinking and ability averted a catastrophe. We must have had someone watching over us as there was a pull in bay (few and far between) which allowed us to pull off the road to avoid any further incidents.
If you have travelled over this part of windy road you will know how lucky we were.
Half an hour later with minimal damage we were on our way again.
Stopped at Apollo Bay for fuel. Gorgeous beaches with turquoise water and the people on the beaches incredible (day about 37 degrees)
We wanted to camp at Lorne (next town) but found the same glorious beaches and mobs of people all the way to Torquay.
Camping is a premium and all parks were full to capacity (we went past at least 6 through to Torquay)
Lesson 1 - don't travel Great Ocean Road on school holidays without booking ahead!
There are no free camps or or camping in the national parks after Apollo Bay.
After a big day of sightseeing again before our mishap and the 150 odd km's we travelled we were glad to pull up at Torquay.
From Princetown there is no more limestone lookouts, the scenery changes to national parks and forests, with very windy roads. From Apollo Bay the scenery is all coastal, the road follows the ocean and cliffs and the scenery just as beautiful. The roads wind and up and down.
The caravan park at Torquay was full to capacity and the pool crowded, we decided to head out and check out the beaches. We found the world famous Bells Beach and had a swim, the water very refreshing and cold. The surf definitely not pumping.
We have decided we don't like the crowds and big towns and will move on in the morning.