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20 July 2007

Melbourne Trip Day 5

Traveler's Map:
Day5: Princetown -> 12 apostle -> Port Campbell -> Grampians
We continued out journey along the Great Ocean Road.
Visited the 12 Apostle and the London Bridge [Port Campbell]

Total Distance Traveled: 267km approx

Dawn Driving:
We started our journey at 5am and we drove along the dark lonely 1 lane road. We practically own the road that time. We didn't see a single car from 5am till 6.30am. Despite having that said, we got ourselves in an accident today.

Along the road, we saw this signboard all the time. In fact, this signboard can be seen all over Victoria. An advice to all drivers in Australia, Never ignore this sign!!! Seriously, when you see this signboard, better slow down and be aware of your surroundings.

Back to the accident. We rammed into a kangaroo that morning. It happened at around 5.30am. The road was freaking dark and there were a couple of kangaroos wandering around the streets. We managed to evade 2 kangaroos, but we rammed into the 3rd kangaroo splitting its head from the body killing it. Hey, it was accidental as the kangaroo suddenly jumped in front of the car. And this is what happened to the 'Tarago' after ramming into the kangaroo. Luckily the engine wasn't damaged in any way, only the left headlamp was gone [Look at the left picture, we even put a plaster on the poor car]. However, nothing can be done about the kangaroo. All I was capable was to say a little prayer and wish it well in the afterlife...

Since the car is damaged, might as well take some wacky photos with it, Goshin-Ryu Karate style!!


12 Apostles:
The Twelve Apostles are a collection of natural limestone stacks standing just off shore in the Port Campbell National Park, on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Their proximity to one another has made the site a popular tourist attraction. Initially 12 rocks, now only 8 rocks are standing.

Behold the 12 Apostles

The Sun-Rise Version and the Sun-Shine Version of the 12 Apostles

A group photo around the observation path along the 12 Apostles

An animated version of the Group Photo


London Bridge:
Historically the London Bridge formation was a natural archway and tunnel in an offshore rock formation caused by waves eroding away a portion of softer rock. However it collapsed on 15 January 1990 and became a bridge without a middle. Two people were on the bridge at the time but no one was injured.

Freezing at the London Bridge.

Grampians:
Our final stop for the day is at the Grampians National Park.
The Joker is staying at Grampians for the night.

That place is swarm with wallabies [A wallaby is like a small kangaroo]. I wonder whats for dinner tonight...

The place that we are staying sure has a vintage feeling to it.

2 comments:

liz q said...

nice photossss..
1. the damage was quite serious eh? did u guys need to pay for those damage?
2. the animated photo cool.. u dont change much tho' :p
3. nice trips!

3POINT8 said...

Thank you thank you....
The damage on the car...luckily we bought insurance when we rented the car. So, all we need to pay is an additional of 400aud. If we did not buy the insurance, we would have to pay for whatever the cost of the damage is....

Ahaha....the animated photo. Ya, i thought that it's kinda cool that I didn't move that much...
=D

And yup, its my best holiday ever!!!
I'm sure the upcoming Port Stephan Trip will be as fun as this 1!!!

Thank for commenting ya, liz!!!