Great Ocean Road I - Geelong to Apollo Bay / by Marek Charytonowicz

We set off from Geelong to start our Great Ocean Road drive! It was a beautiful sunny morning and after 45 min we decided to stop for breakfast in Torquay, the home of Rip Curl, Quicksilver and other surf brands.

We found a very nice breakfast place - called the Pond Cafe - where I actually had the most delicious and healthiest breakfast I've ever had - yums!

We couldn't resist to have a little (3 hours) :) browse around the Surf City - a village of surfing shops - where we got a 'few' things that dramatically decreased our baggage allowance and then made our way to the surfing museum, that had all info from the first surfboard ever used to board art, including this...

We learned some surfing....

We knew that Bells beach, a few more miles down the road was not one on the list to miss. The last scene of the movie Point Break was shot here. One of our favs!:)

Although we expected this spot to be very busy there were only two surfers braving the waves. But then this was not the time of the famous winter storms and giant waves that were so irresistible to Patrick Swayze in Point Break!

We carried on driving along serpentine roads, listening to Bruce Springsteen's 'Hungry Heart', occasionally stopping to see man made beach art like this...

Well, no, actually more like this ;)

...and taking in the magnificent sea views...

…until we arrived in Apollo Bay, a nice seaside town with quirky little shops and cafes. It was time for us to devour another mountain of ice cream by the seafront.

I love Australia for their generous portions in food especially the amount of ice cream you get when you ask for two scoops. In the UK the equivalent amount would be 4-5 scoops! Oh and did I mention, it's sooooooo delicious!!!

That night we stayed at the Great Ocean View Motel, a lovely coastal motel that offers what it says in the name. Through our window we could see the waves crashing on the nearby beach and the evening sky slowly filling with stars. Oh, the joy of laziness…