Even in winter the Great Ocean Road is a great ride
The joy of a midweek ride in winter the road is pretty much empty. It allows the rider set up a rhythm on the road. Smooth riding over the damp road and around the tight corners.
With dark clouds foreboding Apollo Bay and its little fishing harbour is a welcome destination.
But it was soon into the Apollo Bay Eco Hostel and its welcoming warmth.
In Victoria that faces the Southern Ocean the weather doesn’t settle for long.
The next day was clear and calm. Perfect riding weather along a near perfect riding road.
There is a lookout at the back of Lorne there a fantastic view over the ocean.
On this day the sun was in the perfect spot to light rainbows in the spray of the breaking surf.
For me the best riding on the GOR finishes ar Airies Inlet. From the the villages but up against each other with only glimpses of the great Ocean over the houses and dunes.
The Airies Inlet Light House the last stop before heading home to Melbourne.
Hard to believe it was winter.
In Melbourne, I’m lucky enough to live by a little harbour and can take a walk on a summers day and admire the wooden boats.