|Scenic Public Toilet, Port Fairy, Victoria|
Spectacular though the view is from this coastal amenities block on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, there were more important things to do than admire it. And I’m not talking about using the conveniences, either!
|Pilchard defends our lunch to the death …|
The goods from one of Port Fairy’s TWO fine bakeries were under threat from a gang of marauding seagulls. SO … after assuming the ‘bakery-lunch-protection’ pose, we hunkered down at the table to eat, the splendid vista of the sea, the boats and the Griffiths Island lighthouse across the bay completely unnoticed.
But after inhaling our substantial lunch and banishing the seagulls, we couldn’t help but notice the magnificent coastal scenery that makes the Great Ocean Road one of Australia’s top drives. And despite the cold wind whipping through the trees on this November 2011 late spring day, the view through the moisture-laden air was enough to give the camera a considerable workout …
|View to Griffiths Island from Port Fairy Conveniences, Victoria|
A subsequent wander round Griffiths Island proved the view back to the loo just as impressive – and I’ll bet it’s just as stunning on a bad day!!
If you’ll forgive the indulgence of a double negative, there’s not much NOT to like at Port Fairy with its blend of maritime history, impressive scenery, bird migration, and the Kanawinka Global Geopark and Bonney Upwelling phenomena; so we’ll be back!
Besides, there HAS to be a next time so we can try the OTHER bakery …
|Griffiths Island lighthouse, Port Fairy, Great Ocean Road, Victoria|
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