Great Ocean Road 2 March 2007

Bimbling Along

Friday 2 March 2007

After staying at the motel across the road from Flagstaff Hill, at Warnabool we just had to go and spend the morning there. For anyone travelling through this area, this is a must see.

Being a weekday, there were hardly any tourists around and we were able to spend time with the volunteers that make the place tick. And they are fantastic people. I spent several hours talking with the guys about the old fire engines, pumping stations, everything.

After lunch we filled up the bikes and opened the throttles. Passing through places such as Mount Elephant and Ballarat, we ended up at a place outside of Castlemaine called Guildford. Guldford holds special memories for me. Back in 1991 my wife and I stayed in a Bed and Breakfast there that was fantastic. Back in the day before mobile phones and this place had no phone, not TV in the room and I do mean room - in this converted barn there was only one bead and breakfast room, which means you are treated very specially. This is the place. Whilst it is no longer a bed and breakfast, Guildford still is a great place to visit and mobile phone coverage is low - which makes it even better.

Whilst at Guildford, Dan suggested he contact an old friend and see if we can spend the night there. Where "there" was I had no idea, but why not? Well "there" was Tahbilk Vineyards, one of the oldest vineyards in Australia still going today. The first vines were planted in 1860.

So again we opened the throttles, passing through Bendigo and rural Victoria. Road Bike Heaven. And this is where we ended up. Can you think of a better way to finish the day?

My thanks to Bonnie for all her hospitality.

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