Travel

The Great Ocean Road

The start of the Great Ocean Road is Warrnambool and the end of The Great Ocean Road is Torquay. The first stop from Warnambool on the Great Ocean Road was the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands used to be land but then the water eroded away parts of it to leave islands. After the Bay of Islands, we wandered off to see the Bay of Martyrs. The Bay of Martyrs are very much like the Bay of Islands.

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After the Bay of Islands, we wandered off to see the Bay of Martyrs. The Bay of Martyrs are very much like the Bay of Islands.

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The 3rd place on the Great Ocean Road was Peterborough. There we just looked at the houses that were there, the limestone cliffs on the other side and where the fastest ship ever built, called the Schomberg, was wrecked.

The next stop was The Grotto. The Grotto is a hole carved out by erosion and on the rock it had rock pools. It was very pretty and calm.

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After the Grotto was The London Bridge. The reason the rock is called the London Bridge is because it is a rock that has an arch at the bottom carved out by erosion.

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The next stop was The Arch. It is called The Arch is because it looks like one. Port Campbell was where we had lunch.

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After lunch we hurried off to see the Loch Ard Gorge. This was where a ship named the Loch Ard was wrecked in 1878. We learnt about this at the Flaghill Maritime Village. There were only 2 people (and the peacock from my last blog) who survived and they took shelter in a cave in this gorge before the boy, named Tom Pearce climbed the cliff and got help for the girl whose name was Eva Carmichael.

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Next stop was the famous 12 Apostles. The 12 Apostles were really cool but now there are 9 left because some have fallen down with the waves and wind washing them away.

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