Philip Island is to the south of Melbourne, to its west is the Great Ocean Road. There are a number of ‘standard’ things to visit along the coast with a faster, inland road making a convenient loop for a day trip from the city. Tour operators run them in either direction and I chose to travel along the faster inland road first, so started my exploration of the Great Ocean Road at the 12 Apostles.
Although they are called that, there are no longer 12 tall rock formations standing in the ocean. Wind and water does over time get even to rocks. The views are beautiful though and well worth visiting.
Facing the other way there were fewer rocks, yet stunning seascapes and we were lucky to have great skies too.
The walkways around the coast are accompanied by poetry relevant to the area. This one struck me in particular, as the coast looks so great from the shore and yet is so treacherous from the sea.