Out and about in Apollo Bay
We have had an easy day in Apollo Bay just wandering and catching the humans on display in town. The town seems to be a stopping off point for our inscrutable neighbours to the near north on the day dash from Melbourne along the GOR to the Twelve Apostles. Numerous white 12 seater type vans pull up in town, the visitors spill out and make a dash for the fish ‘n chip/noddle shops to devour the no doubt pre arranged delicacies from the sea. They then spread out along the foreshore taking selfies before piling back into the vans and heading for the Twelve Apostles. There a number of buses as well plying this route.
We headed off to the wharf to test the local fish ‘n chips, considerably cheaper than along the main drag. It almost felt like the Gold or Sunshine Coast back in Queensland……..Bundaberg ginger beer with the Fish ‘n chips looking out over the sea and fishing fleet in port. Not bad at all, a nice crisp batter, best so far on this trip.
Back in the main street there was some commotion with people milling around a tree. Driving past we noted all the ohs and ahs and picture taking. It was a koala sitting on a branch quite low down. Must have stopped here on its way through town. Allthego couldn’t resist going back later to take a photo. There were actually 3 koalas in residence entertaining the crowd, including a baby one. They were quite active, climbing around, grunting and eating leaves. Homealone sat down next to one outside a shop, it didn’t say much.
Last thing for the day was to go to Marriner’s Lookout. A bit of a strenuous walk up to the top of the hill from the car park. Great view over looking Apollo Bay and around to Marengo, at top centre right in the photo below.
We will next be heading inland into the Otways and going on a search for wildlife.