Day 60 was Day 2 of my trip. We moved on from Port Campbell and onwards to the Grampian's National Park in Victoria, Australia. Obviously in Australia because I haven't left the country. But I feel like if I just said Victoria you'd be sitting there like "wat". OK I'm just rambling.
This park was absolutely beautiful. Surprise surprise. And we saw..... MORE ROCKS. I have seen so many different rock formations here it makes my head spin. Like the London Bridge, the Australian Version.
How come erry' time u come around, my London London Bridge wanna fall down
After the rocks on the Great Ocean Road, we head up into the Grampian's. Our first stop was the Brambruk Cultural Center, which is is all about the Indigenous people who lived and do live in this part of the Grampians. We watched a movie that described these specific groups(I forgot their names, I feel like an awful Anthropologist student. But they were really difficult to remember and I didn't have anything to write with) creation myth. It was interesting, albeit the production quality was... well. Let's just say I felt like a Cub Scout again.
Arts and Crafts time included. My skills haven't improved in the last 13 years.
Before we checked into our(awesome) accommodations for the night, we stopped at the Mackenzie Falls. Not a rock formation, and just as beautiful, if not MORE beautiful. I would add a picture but I honestly don't have much time so I want to add other pictures sorry. As usual look at my Facebook! And we watched the sunset(get the title now?) at... uh. Crap. I don't remember. BUT I got surprised by this little fella while turning around.
For the record he was much cuter in person. He kinda looks like an overgrown rat here.
Mr. Wallaby here was just chilling in the bush next to where our bus/van was parked. Needless to say I was surprised to find him hanging out like 6 feet behind me. I legit jumped and almost crapped my pants. We ended the night in the Grampian Motel which was amazing and not a hostel. Own bed in a room with 3 people I knew, 1 bathroom, it was just perfect. And the motel itself was nice on its own. If you ever find yourself in the Grampian National Park, stay at the Grampian Motel!
Day 61 was Day 3 of my trip, and the last day of the Melbourne to Adelaide portion of the trip. Today was mostly driving, but there was 2 major points of interest. The first being the 4 kilometer(2.5 miles for y'all back in the States) to Pinnacle.. Point. Or Peak. Eek I need to write these things down.
I forgot how much I like hiking.
And then we continued driving, onto Adelaide. But on the way we took a quick stop in Bordertown. I'm pretty sure there has been some TV show named that before. Just Googled. Yes, there was. It was a Western Drama that aired between 1989 and 1991 that took place in 1880 when the Western border between the US and Canada was surveyed. Must have been riveting stuff. But anyways, we stopped here for white kangaroos.
Apparently it isn't albinism either. Just.... white kangaroo. Unless my heavy research on Google was for naught.
Day 62 was our Free Day in Adelaide, Day 4 of my trip. Otherwise known as the "Well you're trip is actually two trips and this is the day inbetween them and we don't know what to do with you so FREE DAY!" I spent most of the day relaxing, and walked along the Torres River, the Botanic Garden, and down Rundle Mall with some mates from the tour. No pictures because I haven't taken a whole lot and I don't feel like uploading.
I really really really like what I've seen of Adelaide. I think I might... *gasp* like it more than Sydney :x Granted I've only been here for a day and a half, and I haven't seen TOO much. But if I ever make my way back to Australia, I plan to spend a lot of time here in Adelaide. For sure.
So tomorrow we set of for Quorn, where we will spend 2 Days. Not sure what to expect, but I think its more mountainy but thats OK because the day after will be COOBER PEDY. But I will talk about that when the time comes.
So some leaving thoughts about Hostels: I'm still not quite sure how I feel. I mean, I've seen like families and older couples(I mean senior citizen status) staying here and I'm like o_O. It's really not an environment for people like that(wow that sounds awful). I guess I can't really judge others choices without knowing their circumstances but... idk. It just feels weird. And it's better when you know someone. I don't think I could ever backpack alone, staying in hostels alone. It would drive me crazy in all sorts of ways. But I think if I went with a friend or two, it would be the most amazing thing ever. Seriously. Amazing. And I would love to backpack across Europe but like... money. Oh well.
Til next time, adios!