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Stella and Rory

Stella and Rory

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Mum and Dad's Dogless holiday (with scenics), yawn!

Howdy Mates, at last mum decided to post her holiday photos.  Get a cuppa cause there are a million of them.  Well, lots anyhoo.  Mum and Dad drove 1500 kms from Adelaide, South Australia to the Great Ocean Road in Victoria and back home.  They had a great time without us, sob sob.  Their first night was in Portland Victoria.  In the morning they went on a two hour walk in Cape Bridgewater to see a seal colony but alas, that day they did not see one seal.  Mum says that's ok cause the walk was magnificent.  In the photo below they walked along the cliff tops, up and down and around the bend on a specific trail.  There were warning signs all along the way to "stay on the path" and you can bet your life they did cause it was a loooong drop down to the ocean!

























The whole track they walked along is maintained by volunteers.



They travelled further on next day and stopped regularly at viewing points to see some of Australia's amazing coastline.  They made sure they followed the rules!








A photo of my sweet self to kill the boredom hehehe.



If you look closely, the white specks on this little island are birds.  What a safe place they have to breed.


Sorry these signs are so hard to read.

















One of the stops they made was to view London Bridge.  In case you can't read below this is what it says.  Mum was amazed she can't remember seeing this in the newspaper at the time.
"On the morning of 15 January 1990, the main arch connecting London Bridge to the mainland cracked and fell into the sea.  Fortunately no one was injured.  Two people marooned on the new island were rescued hours later by helicopter".   Holy Crxp.  Mum says if it were her she would have FREAKED OUT!! 









This formation was called The Arch.




While this small bay looks peaceful, the coast beyond was not.  This part of Australia's coatline is called Shipwreck Coast. Only two people, Tom and Eva, survived the sinking of Loch Ard.
Tom managed to get to this bay and later heard cries for help and swam out and rescued Eva.  Next morning he went for help (how he climbed up these cliffs mum does not know) and found help from two stockmen.  













View from above the bay. 







Mum has a new phone and tries out a "selfie" hehehe.









The Twelve Apostles. This is a major attraction along this coastline. Actually now there are only 4 and a couple of bits as they have all been eroded away.

Check out the people along the top of this lookout.
Mum and Dad were actually brave enough to walk out and have a look.  They are total sooks, sheesh.



When they walk back and look backwards, they see quite a big landslide at the bottom of where they were viewing and taking photos.  Argghhhhhhhh.  Sorry we can't make the photos bigger but the people along the top are the little specks you can just see!













Port Campbell, Victoria.







Travelling onwards, a duck flew in front of their car for about 500 metres at 60 km/hour, about two feet above the road.  Mum said it was amazing.  Can you see it in the middle of the left lane, just before the green road sign?

They saw wind farms too.  Mum was amazed at their size.












Robe, Sth Australia




Mum says, on holidays, there is no flippin way 
she is going to cook!

  

Shall we lock Dad up?






Just to finish off, The Big Lobster, in Kingston, 
in the SE of Sth Australia.




Are you still awake mates?   Thanks for joining us.

 After mum got home, there was no way, no flippin way,  I was letting her get past me again!
(From mum.  I found this photo on my camera a few days after we had arrived home.  Take by my daughter.  I'd fallen asleep on the lounge and I think Rory had missed me!)  

See ya mates.
No worries, and love, Stella and Rory
 

21 comments:

  1. Really great photos, well, except for the lack of you guys!

    Gorgeous scenery! I hope to visit Australia one day. It is definitely on my bucket list!

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  2. Hello Stella & Rory Humans
    It seems that all our humans have nearly been to see the same things as when they took us on holiday with them they went to see the Twelve Apostles as well :) Did your humans seen any snakes ? As our humans found a tiger snake. It's a lovely area :) Milo & Jet

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  3. What a stunning coastline. We loved the London bridge rocks as they do look like the bridge. We have a thing about wind farms. My peeps don't get it but I hate them and bark at them. Looks like a swell holiday. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Port Campbell? That might be named after us! Wait, that big lobster, was it chasing your mum and dad? Although it looks like a cool holiday we cannot believe they could pawsibly have a good time without you???

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  5. Wow we love your holiday photos, the views are amazing and we love all the cliff shapes. Couldn't help but laugh about the 'you may fall and die' notice - nothing like scaring the sh*t out of people :) Ooooooh, please could Mum pinch your lighthouse picture to sketch, it is beeyootiful!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  6. Flash back - our Mom has been to all those places - bought back many great memories for her.

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  7. OMD OMD OMD we are sooooooo mad at OUR MOM.... she saw that furst vacation picture and just TOOK OVER our OUR laptop and has HOGGED it fur like 87 HOURS... this woman has looked at and read EVERYTHINGY From TOP to Bottom and then BOTTOM to top, and BACK again to the Bottom... She is going NUTS... Nuttier than a SQUIRREL we say.. over these GORGEOUS pictures and all the "INTERESTING" facts and stuffs... WE think Stella's Break time Picture and Rory in the LAST one are the BEST... butt NOT "HER".
    OMD OMD.... Stella dn Rory... You are HOME.. We missed you somethingy FIERCE while your mum and dad were away on this VACATION.
    PeeS.... Mom says to have you tell your mum and dad ... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU fur sharing the BEAUTY with us.
    YOU ARE BACK!!!!!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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  8. Hari Om
    Oh dear doggies you have been missed!!! Now I must tell you that on my little slow interwibble here, all these piccies nearly blew up Voovoo the viao, so I had to stop the downloading... but guess whats?? I have been all along there my very own self and I can remember it in great detail - it was soooooo amazingly beaut - so whilst I appreciate mum's effort here, i have been able to fill in the spaces all in my own head.

    Which is amazing when you think that I can't remember what I had for brekky...

    ....Rory - STAY!!... &*> Hugs and wags galore, YAM-aunty xxx

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  9. Been a long time since SHE's been there....and of course, we dogs have NEVER been! What is with that! Great photos. London Bridge, the way we heard it, the two people caught on the rock were having an affaire and ended up on the News! (spouses weren't happy) BOL!

    Now, for some strategies for long (guilt) walks AND extra treats!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  10. What amazing and beautiful landscapes. Rugged souls you are to venture to such edges and high places! But really, admit it mum, there is no place like home!

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  11. What a beautiful trip your mom and dad went on. I read all the signs that your parents took a picture of...and the picture of Rory laying on the floor next to his mama is priceless.
    Much Love,
    Mama Mindy & The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

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  12. Wow, what a gorgeous trip! I love those amazing rocks in the ocean. So very pretty. I was really glad to see that little pix of Stella in the middle! BOL And OMD the crabby girls are all agog about that ginormous lobster! BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  13. What a really beautiful place to visit and enjoy! This post reminds me of why I love blogging--You get to be shown amazing places you never knew existed!

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  14. Magnificent scenery! and awesome photos, loved it Carol!!

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  15. What a beautiful place, but a bit too scary for my liking. Shame your folks didn't get to see the seals...and that duck must've had a death wish! How very dare they go on holiday without you!! Of course you missed them... I hope your patience was rewarded with lots of treats.

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  16. What a fabulous vacation your mom and dad had! We're so happy that they're back home now where they belong - with you guys!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  17. Hi guys..... thank your mum for the really big snooze I just had!! However mum enjoyed the show - the Great Ocean Road was the destination of her FIRST holiday with dad dad - just a few months before they got married. You have many of the same shots she does!! Looks like the weather was cooler than when they were there in January. Oh and mum picked me up from Kingston.... the very first time she ever saw me. Sweet memories. Glad you are all home safe and sound!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

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  18. Wow! What an amazing vacation. Those pictures are beautiful. What a special time you must have had!

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  19. Wonderfull great fotos landcsapes,fantastic for Holiday corner, greeting from Belgium and my two golden retriever, cerise and Zitablue

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  20. OH MY DOGS STELLA AND RORY THAT WAS SOME FANTASTIC VACATION YOUR PEEPS TOOK. THE SCENERY IS ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING...WE LOVE ALL THE ROCKS IN THE OCEAN. OUR BEACHES HERE IN THE SOUTHERN US OF A ARE ALL FLAT NO ROCKS IN THE WATER OR AROUND THE WATER.

    RORY YOU AND I WOULD MAKE A GREAT COUNTER SURFING TEAM...I COULD RIDE ON YOUR BACK WE'D BE DONE IN A FLASH AND I'D SHARE MY FINDINGS.
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

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  21. Wow - there really were a lot of photos - but they were all simply breathtaking!! Thank you so much for sharing! I would have found it hard to come back - just so amazing! Hehehe - love the duck that was your guide for a little while there - that's too crazy!

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