Friday, 27 February 2015

The Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell Victoria Australia



The Twelve Apostles is part of The Great Ocean Road. A once in a life time road trip and this was the final destination. A journey over 1,071 km, 11 hour and 11 min without traffic by direct route. But I took the scenic route down the coast that took over 9 days to get here.
I've came to realise what it means by the Australian National anthem "our land is girt by sea".
Once you have being struck by a travel bugs you just simply want to travel more and more. Every journey leave a mark somewhere in your consciousness and this journey truly leave a mark in me forever.
You go to places that you only heard, read or seen in TV. But to see in person is truly remarkable. When you look at the grand landscape of The Twelve Apostles you come to respect mother nature and the force of nature. The photo above doesn't show how powerful mother nature was, it looks peaceful and calm in the photo. But let me assure you that I saw my tripod move. And I have a heavy tripod. I was nearly blown away to Antarctica. It was cold even though it in Summer and the wind from Antarctica or the Southern Ocean makes it even worst.
The sunset and sunrise was remarkable. The Twelve Apostles situation in the south so you basically get great light on the lime stone at sunrise or sunset. I highly recommended you stay for at least one night at a close-by Princetown to see the sunrise. With a normal hours or sunset you have to fight your way through the crowd. When it was sunrise you simply there by yourself and enjoy the view for yourself. 
The Great Ocean Road is a journey that every Australian should take. It is 5 and half hours drive through winding road and every turn you have view of the great Southern Ocean. It reminds you of the anthem and how lucky we are as Australian.