Sunday, 18 January 2015


We celebrated Christmas at our place and it was the first Christmas with our grandchild, Savannah, My husband's father was also there so we had four generations at the Christmas table.

The next day my husband and I went away for a few days. We decided to drive interstate to Adelaide and visit family and friends and instead of driving the straight route we drove along the Great Ocean Road to see the beautiful coastline that everyone always talks about.

We stayed at Apollo Bay the first night and then set off early the next morning for a day of sightseeing. The first stop was at Ngatanwarr, which was part of the Great Otways National Park. We went on the Maits Rest Rain-forest Walk and because it was 7.30 in the morning we were the only ones there. It was so lush and green.

Maits Rest Rain-forest
From there we drove along the coast to the Twelve Apostles, we certainly found the holiday crowd there. We could hear so many different languages spoken, it must be a huge tourist attraction. I have wanted to see the Twelve Apostles for years and it didn't disappoint, those limestone rocks were just as beautiful as people said.

Twelve Apostles
We spent a long time there and I took a lot of photos. There are many lookouts along the Great Ocean Road and it would be almost impossible to do them all in one day but we did go to quite a few.

Loch Ard Gorge was beautiful, almost like a secluded beach, except there were many tourists there!

Loch Ard Gorge
There were little caves along the shore and some more adventurous souls than I went exploring.
Loch Ard Gorge Caves
We walked down many steps to find a beautiful little grotto and I can't remember the name of the place.

Secret grotto
After a long day of sightseeing the beautiful coast we stayed the night at Warrnambool and set off early the next morning for the eight hour drive to Adelaide.

We had a lovely time in Adelaide visiting family and friends and one night we were having dinner at Brighton beach and we watched a beautiful sunset.

Sunset on Brighton Beach.
We were only there a few days and we had the long drive back home but our daughter had dinner waiting for us when we arrived.

I spent the next few days packing up the Christmas decorations and cleaning the house. 

Last week I taught crazy quilting at the Victorian Embroiderer's Guild. It was a two day class and they were a lovely enthusiastic class and one of the ladies even finished her journal cover and the others weren't far behind.

After that great rest and change of scenery I feel ready to start 2015. I wonder what this year will bring?

Bye for now,


jude's page said...

Glad you had a great holiday. Sorry we missed the opportunity for a chat, so close, but so far! Hope your 2015 is a good one.

Linda Steele said...

Yrs Judy, we will have to catch up another time. Happy New Year