In my previous post on the Great Ocean Road (click here to visit), I mentioned the wonderful cottages where we stayed in Apollo Bay. We had one of the front rooms looking out to a little private garden and the sea. I think the photos pretty much speak for themselves. It really is a magical place.
|Summer might have been just round the corner, but the weather was bleak. Both Jayne and I opted for Michelin Man style gear.|
|Was this a sit-in protest by the local cockatoos to have the cottages renamed Cockatoo Cottages? There were certainly more cockatoos than kookaburras on our visit.|
|We both clambered up the hill to the first of a series of lookouts.|
|The cottages are home to more than 60 Shetland ponies.|
|The little chestnut foal was only about 5 days old and the dark one, even younger.|
|Jayne purposefully striding uphill to the most impressive lookout.|
|Inspiration for the throne in Game of Thrones??|
|The babies were snoozing on our way back.|
|Was tickled pink to see this little guy waddling determinedly towards the fence. Earlier on the walk, I had come almost nose-to-nose with a fox - too stunned to take a photo. They are the very devil for Australian wildlife, but still so beautiful.|
|An echidna or spiny anteater.|
|The vegetable garden|
|Inside the reception area|
The cottages are called Kookaburra Cottages and are on the Great Ocean Road on the Melbourne side of Apollo Bay (and you can like them on Facebook).