Weekend Wanderings – Counting the Apostles
In yesterday’s post I stopped at Lorne, where we had lunch before carrying on. We didn’t realise the time and it was getting late into the afternoon. We stopped at Apollo Bay long enough to fill the car, but that was about all. We had discussed the idea of cutting the trip short as it was getting late. I was keen to keep going and I think Nia‘s husband was as well. I think Nia was too, but she was concerned about my time and whether or not they were taking up too much of it. I really wanted to keep going, so we did.
By the time we got to the Cape Otway Lighthouse turn off it was after 5 and I thought it would definitely be closed by then, so we decided to keep going.
This was the last stop, the 12 Apostles. A famous landmark along the Victorian coast. Though there aren’t 12 there anymore, only 9 and sad to think that one day there won’t be any. You can see where we have lost a couple already.
Nia‘s husband loves rocks, so this was a great place for him. Actually I think he loved all the rocks along our coast. Nia seemed in awe of this area, and I think she was very pleased that we had decided to push on.
To view the Apostles you go out on a special walkway that has been built, and it has been built on a part that juts out. It isn’t one of the Apostles, but it makes you feel like you are part them. The view in this direction was so much better.
When we got there, the kiosk was closed, but the toilets and such weren’t. Everyone who went to the toilets all came out and photographed this pond, which looked so nice. Can you see, I did as well.
This gives you an idea of the walkway and the tourists. Even at 6pm there were still many many people there looking at the Apostles and taking photos.
I do think if you are going to visit the Apostles the best time for the light is in the morning. I went there many years ago and got a beautiful image of it with a compact camera, and it was taken about 10am in the middle of summer. The water was so turquoise, it was stunning. I don’t know what happened to that photo, perhaps I should try to find it.
It was a great trip and if I were to do it again, I think I would have gone to the 12 Apostles first and then done the trip in reverse. It was great the way we did it, but it would have been nicer to have photographed the Apostles in the morning light.
I am going to put the above images and some others in a gallery for you. Enjoy your day.