For a change we had a dry tent this morning, so it was a rapid pack up and breakfast then on the road for 8.15 am. To begin we cycled 10 km along the A1 (Princess Highway) the first 5 km was dual carriageway with a cycle lane then it drops to single carriageway.
It did not seem to take long to our turn off over the Hopkins River near Allansford, here we travelled down gravel and very small sealed roads with almost no traffic until joining The Great Ocean Road. Here the traffic level increased quite a lot but still no problem.
Then it was off down the gravel roads again passing through lots of dairy farms, lots of very inquisitive cows coming running towards us (the opposite to sheep who run away).
With 16 km to go it was on to The Great Ocean Road again, as it was later in the day there was very little traffic at all.
The first visit to the coast was at Bay of Islands which was stunning, even the wind which had been against us all day helped with the views by causing a big swell and crashing waves.
Just a short distance on was Bay of Martyrs superb as well.
Then it was into Peterborough where the caravan park cost $28 with a nice pitch, a great kitchen and good amenities, a great caravan park.
After setting up the tent and showering we strolled into the township, it does have a grocery and bottleshop where we picked up some milk. Peterborough is on the bank of the Curdies River Inlet, it is home of quite a number of wrecked ships including the “perfect clipper” SS Shomberg launched 1885 information HERE. It has yet more beautiful coastline.
Today was a lovely days cycling, a cold southerly wind (remember southerly means Antartica in Australia) in our faces but not too strong and bright blue skies with just the odd cloud combined with the scenery that just made you smile!