Arrival of the Spring

So the spring was here. The air felt much more ‘loose’ or ‘soft’. Hay fever and skin cancer are back on conversation again. My friend and I dusted the bike and went out to make the best of the beautiful sunny weekend.

sakura

sakura

sakura

We even drove down to my favourite ‘quick trip’ destination down on the Great Ocean Road.

Great Ocean Road drive Sun 31 Aug 2013

Great Ocean Road drive Sun 31 Aug 2013

Great Ocean Road drive Sun 31 Aug 2013

Great Ocean Road drive Sun 31 Aug 2013

I even spotted a griffin venturing out in the sun!

Great Ocean Road drive Sun 31 Aug 2013

Great Ocean Road drive Sun 31 Aug 2013

Great Ocean Road drive Sun 31 Aug 2013

We just knew we had to make the best of the weather… because we know what they call this city we live in…

Great Ocean Road drive Sun 31 Aug 2013

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Down to the beach – Great Ocean Road

Apollo Bay, Great Ocean Road Trip 08-09 December 2012
Apollo Bay

Away from the serious work and art photography, I picked up friends in the car and went down to the beach. It was a beautiful weekend, with lots of walks and snaps with friends. Scenery was also sensational.

Sunset, Saturday, on the way back from the 12 Apostles to Apollo Bay
Sunset at Great Otway, or somewhere between the Twelve Apostles and Apollo Bay…

The 12 Apostles
Golden landscape – The Twelve Apostles

On the beach

Bells Beach

I woke before dawn. Putting the camera and tripod into the car, I drove along the Great Ocean Road. The sun was up by the time I arrived. Surfers were floating waiting for a decent wave, and the sun just came out on top of that cloud. What is waiting for me down that winding road?

First light

Another favourite spot down that road – the lighthouse in Aireys Inlet. There is not much of touristy stuff there. Just a simple white light house, and a beautiful sand rock formation and the fresh water flowing into the sea.

Ah, we live in a beautiful part of the world.

By the sea

Wai Kit
Wai Kit

Wai Kit and I have been friends for many years since when we were at university in Perth, Western Australia. We were innocent young boys back when we met and we used to do a lot together as flat mates. He’s now a proud man, married with two beautiful kids (one of whom I have yet to meet). Well, that’s something I’ve been left way behind on in life. 🙂 While he’s in town attending an intensive business school module this month, he proposed that we took a ride down the Great Ocean Road. He’d never been down that way, and I have driven there only once back in 2002, when I was visiting Melbourne for a friend’s wedding.

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