Campfires, exploring, meditating, laughing at ourselves, and singing/screaming to the best old school tunes. There’s nothing better than being on the road with your best friend and having a world of possibilities and adventures ahead of you.
From 4am on Friday morning to late Monday afternoon; these are a few of the places we came across on our most recent road trip from Melbourne to Adelaide and back.
The Great Ocean Road
“The Great Ocean Road is just another road”, a friend commented before we left – yet we can’t help but to disagree. Driving along one of the country’s most beautiful coastlines is refreshing and breath taking every single time. We watched the sunrise in Lorne, enjoyed exploring many different waterfronts, visited the Twelve Apostles and, finally, spent the afternoon at Loch Ard Gorge.
Adelaide – Glenelg
A walk alongside the river in the sunset, meditating on the beach at Glenelg, and walking the streets under the shining winter sun. Adelaide is a refreshingly open city with intricate old buildings and parks scattered throughout, where else can you walk 20 minutes from a campsite and be in the city center?
Whether you are looking up at the waterfalls, across the wondrous lakes or out into the distance over the rocky terrain- the Grampians and all that belong there will leave you in awe.
We set up for the night a few km’s down the road from Halls Gap at a free campsite and enjoyed toasting marshmallows on the fire, walking among wallabies and looking up at the blanket of bright stars in the night sky.
We walked many beautiful tracks, took in many overwhelming sights and met many kind people; however, the best part of the trip was simply being on the road. Windows down, music on, no pretenses and no worries- simply enjoying being ourselves and being free to roam our beautiful country.
“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”