The Great Ocean Road (trip)

The 12 Apostles

The 12 Apostles

Decided to do a road trip with my mate Karel whilst there was still some fair weather remaining down in Victoria, so we borrowed a big Nissan 4x Wheel drive Jeep and headed on over to the GOR, to see Bells Beach (think surfing) and the 12 Apostles amongst other things. Spent the first day doing some driving and checking out the spot where the worlds greatest surfers are right now for the Rip Curl World Championships, and ended the day by camping on a lovely remote beach. Spent the night half awake, half asleep whilst having bizarre nightmares about being towed away by vigilante cops/local hicks and such.

Would have stayed longer out of the city, but after yesterdays lovely warm sunny weather it turned cooler and rainier again. And I wasn’t overly enthralled at the prospect of sleeping in the back of the car again, with my giraffe legs all curled up inside. Really enjoyed driving a huge car though, massive 4.2L engine, I think i drove more today than I have done in the past 5 years! Fantastic.

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  1. so man, you’ve left all vestiges of your urban london-centred life behind. it’s obvious to us now. I guess we should have seen it coming. The expression “crossing the rubicon” doesn’t cover it for you at all. the rubicon was only a river. whereas you, you’ve attached a couple of crampons to your cowboy boots and climbed the cultural wall of no return. any calls you make from now on will be picked up solely by aboriginal youngbloods tracing their ancestral songlines. the 4 x 4 status of the vehicle you drove is a metaphor for the boost your soul gets from the architecture of nature, and part of the ground you’ve covered (with your new six string slung in back seat – next to a springsteen songbook) is soul terrain and you know it. the only way back now is a plane ticket but you figure why bother since your soul has touched the sky already on the “GOR”. and it’s no coincidence that the road you’re travelling on sounds a lot like “G’n’R” coz you blazing an axe trail that’s visible to the pantheon of the 12 apostles sitting up above – but we aint talkin’ peter or mathew or john or luke – no… we talkin’ hasselhoff, Caruso, Bono et al. and they lookin’ down on you like a true apostle of the blade… coz you na…
    take care a you buddie,
    jimmie

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