The day started with some early morning mist and golden light having just after sunrise. The vineyard where we stayed had some beautiful old character buildings and interesting trees.
We knew today was going to be one of our longest drives on the road trip so we made sure we got on the road by 8am for what google said was a 6.5 hour drive. With a few comfort, photo and rest stops it was more like a 9 hour drive.
Lunch stop was at the Bega cheese factory cafe. We had an awesome toasted sandwich. Because what else would you have at the home of Bega Cheese but a toastie.
We then headed about another 50km south to Eden for a halfway photo stop. Eden is a small town with a large fishing industry. It’s a picturesque town almost completely surrounded by water as it sits on a peninsula.
After a quick stop up at the lookout and then a walk around the wharf we hit the road again for Lakes Entrance.
Corina is my co-pilot and we have lots of laughs along the way. She is in charge of snacks, music, navigation and most importantly Googling up random facts to random musings we have along the way.
We arrived in Lakes Entrance with enough time to check in, unload and head out for a sunset location scout.
After checking our sun direction apps and google maps we ended up on Bullock Island near Reeve Landing jetty.
Luckily there was a flock of pelicans to hold our attention with their antics and a rouge swan for added interest while we waited for sunset. There wasn’t much colour but enough to take a few photos.
For dinner we headed to the busiest fish and chip shop we could find for some awesome take away seafood to eat in our room before editing today’s pics.
Next stop Phillip Island and the Great Ocean Road …..