The Great Ocean Road is amazing. Lots of bendy twisty bits, but they flow nicely. Riding this stretch of road in the winter is the not the brightest idea I've ever had, but the roads were empty - except the odd caravan. They were easy to pass though because they kept stopping to look at rocks. I didn't stop as much as I would have liked because every time I took my gloves off I couldn't get them back on again.
Me in Melbourne near the casino.
When I got to Melbourne I was a bit fed up with getting wet. So I was eager to get going. I went to see the Colonial Stadium but there was no rugby on - so it will have to wait until next year.
I have got hooked on photographing “big things”. Australia has an obsession with constructing massive and usually hideous fiberglass objects at the side of the road. Following the Hume highway from Melbourne to Sydney I saw the Big Merino. I was a bit surprised because the Big Merino is on the Old Hume Highway, so I found out I was on the wrong road – saved by a big sheep!
Posted by Nicky Austin at August 31, 2002 12:43 AM GMT
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