Tuesday, 10 December 2019

The 12 Apostles At Port Campbell

The 12 Apostles At Port Campbell

          Our trip to the Twelve Apostles at Port Campbell last Sunday was a long one, more or less 275 kilometers from Melbourne via The Great Ocean Road. It was a smooth ride with stunning views of the vast Bass Strait as we passed the towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay.

          It was my second time to visit The Twelve Apostles. The 12 Apostles are limestone stacks found on the shores of Port Campbell. They are called 12 Apostles but, in reality, there are only eight (8) with one stack collapsing several years ago on account of erosion caused by waves.

          Port Campbell is an old town in Victoria with a population of only 478 as of the latest count. It lays claim to the famed 12 Apostles with hundreds visiting the place on any given day. There are motels, hostels and restaurants at the town center.

          On our way back, we took the Port Campbell-Colac-Melbourne route, passing through scenic green fields with cows and horses grazing. The Land Rover Discovery was running fine as the selected route was shorter. By 4:30 pm we were at the City of Geelong which was the last leg of our 5-in-1 tour of northwest Victoria. I was still feeling sprightly with eagerness not being diminished.