Arrived at Geelong

We have arrived at Geelong and have stayed the night at a van park beside the Barwon River a few kilometres out of the city. It is near to the start of the road to Torquay and the ‘Surf Coast’. After we left Coolamon we stopped in at Glenrowan, Ned Kelly country.

Oxley Recreation Reserve

Lunch at Baileys, only allowed a glass and a half, as we were on the road. But took the remnants with us of course!












We arrived just in time to enjoy a pizza and a glass of red for lunch at Baileys Vineyard and Winery, this is one of Allthego’s favourites. They make a simply great old vintage port, not to missed on a trip south. Overnighted here in a Oxley, a small township near Glenrowan, in their Recreation Reserve. We were the only ones staying there apart from some cattle, of which there was evidence. Very quiet and peaceful.

Henty Man, along the ‘backroad’. Originally carved out in the 1930s by an itinerant worker from a burnt out tree and ‘restored’ in 1986. Commemorates the wandering workers of the depression years.

Took a ‘back road’ from Seymour down through Lancefield and Bacchus Marsh to the outskirts of Geelong. These roads passed through parts of the Macedon Ranges, lovely rolling countryside strewn with big granite boulders and outcrops. We were not far from the ‘Hanging Rock’ of Picnic at Hanging Rock fame.

The weather has turned a little grim for the start of the trip,  a fair bit of rain overnight and windy as we set off for Anglesea, via the hinterland food trail.

About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on October 16, 2018, in Great Ocean Road 2018. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. That glass of Baileys and the pizza looks like a perfect tonic for an afternoon snooze.

  2. Hope you have hidden a bottle or two from yourselves so it comes home!!

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