Stopping frequently to take photos we continued along the Great Ocean Road to Lorne where we parked up and wondered through the affluent, beachfront town, popping into the shops that all seemed to have sales on. It was really busy as tourists and locals as well as those from Melbourne no doubt, milled around in the beautiful hot sunshine. After a great fish lunch, flake fish for me and butterfish for Niki, we called into a couple of campsites to check out the prices, all were expensive. The friendly guys in the tourist office suggested a free site in the Otway National Park, about 45 minutes drive away, we went to investigate. The last 10 kilometers were on forest tracks, but it was worth the effort. We passed a lizard along the way and managed to get a couple of photo's before it scampered away. The site was basic with nothing more than long-drop toilets and fire pits, but it was for us, perfect. There was a single camper parked up owned by Dee, an Australian lady who has been traveling full-time for the past 15 years. A grandmother and proud of it, Dee was happy to travel while she is still fit to do so. An interesting and fun lady we sat and chatted away sharing drinks..
Later two other cars turned up, both putting up tents on the small grass area in the middle of the forest site. Around 5pm we were sitting with a glass of wine when we looked up to see three Kangaroos happily munching away on the grass, they were so quiet that we had not heard them arrive. The cameras came out and the Roo's allowed us to get within just a few meters to get some super shots, seemingly totally unafraid of us.
It seems I've been travelling for most of my life.
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