A tough and beautiful day. True to the forecast, it was wet and very very windy with the wind buffering us all day and squally cold showers passing through with regularity.
Nice early start saw us leaving camp via the awesome Warrnambool beach shared path, down some back roads before winding our way to Allansford.
First stops for the day was the Allansford Cheese World where we sampled the local Warrnambool cheese and stocked up on cheese and savouries for lunch.
Next, we stuck to the back roads for a side trip to to Childers Bay before stopping by the side of the road for our lunch when we rejoined the actual Great Ocean Road.
Then came the sites thick and fast. The Bay of Islands, the Bay of Martyrs, The Grotto, London Bridge, the Arch. There were scenic landmarks every few km and broke up the ride nicely. The late afternoon sun was the perfect time to see the views.
Late arrival in to Port Campbell, we pitched the tents and went to a local bar for a big steak.
Lessons for the day were we definitely didn’t eat enough and it was probably the windiest day I have ever ridden.