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Thursday, 26 January 2017

Day 37, Heywood to Home....

Sunday 4th September, 2011 Day 37…
Odo start, 20,055 K's
Odo end,  20,569 K's
Distance Travelled.  514 K's
Accommodation, Home sweet home…

As today was going to be a relatively short day of just over 500 K's, i had a leisurely start getting on the road at 9:00am. Todays ride wonld take me along the Great Ocean Road into Lorne, then onto Geelong, then basically freeways to Melbourne and then the Eastern suburbs.

The first destination was Tyredarra then onto Port Fairy and Warrnambool to the start of the Great Ocean Road. The Great Ocean Road is one of the Worlds most loved coastal road, it skirts Bass Strait until it turns inland to traverse the "Great Otway National Park" it returns to the coast at Apollo Bay for the most popular section to Lorne.

The Western end of the GOR is home to most of the spectacular coastline, home of the 12 apostles, London Bridge and the Bay Of Islands.

The Bay of Islands…



The Grotto…


London Bridge…





The coast at the 12 Apostles…





I finally arrived at Apollo Bay at 1:15 for fuel. The ride through the Otways was freezing and wet, i was happy for the break and small rest whilst refuelling. The bike took 17.7 L (PULP) $1.63.9/L $29.01 for 268 K's.

I could feel i was starting to feel the pace of city life once again, the traffic was getting busier and frustrations started increasing. It is amazing the difference between city life and living in some of the outback towns i had visited. I think more people and particularly politicians should stay in these remote communities, it really helps redefine what is important and how meaningless most of our worries are.

I arrived at my Parent's home at 4:30 to pick up my house keys and wish Dad a happy Father's Day. I finally pulled into my driveway at just before 6:00pm, the speedo read 20,569 K's, i had travelled 19,151 K's in 37 Days.

It was good to be home.

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