It had been a fruitful and educational second day at Melbourne.
After a hearty breakfast at Kangaroobie Farm, we made our way to the Great Ocean Road. We were treated to beautiful views of the Australian Southern Coastline and found out from our very knowledgeable and kind coach driver, Mr Peters that if if we sailed southwards, the next piece of land that we will reach is Antarctica!
We also learnt that the Great Ocean Road was built by returning soldiers from World War 1 between 1919 and 1932. It is an important tourist attraction in the region and we managed to visit the world famous Twelve Apostles, a series of limestone stack formations.
It was truly a breathtaking sight to see the various rock formations at the Loch Ard Gorge too! The gorge is named after a ship Loch Ard, that ran aground on nearby Muttonbird Island on 1 June 1878. Of the fifty-four passengers and crew, only two survived: Tom Pearce, at 15 years of age, a ship's apprentice, and Eva Carmichael, an Irishwoman immigrating with her family, at 17 years of age.
Here are the photographs of us at the Great Ocean Road!
Team Eunos with our friendly and very knowledgeable coach driver, Mr Peters at London Bridge
Mrs Huan, our team leader with her group, the Smarties!
Xavier looking intently at the rock formations.
Some of the pupils with Miss Sarah-Jean taking a tea break at
the Loch Ard Gorge.
Reading the many information boards that are found all along the Great Ocean Road
The 12 Apostles! Can you find all 12?
Team Eunos at the 12 Apostles.
Ain admiring the rock formations.
Eloise found a plant that is native only to Australia.
Lorenzo studying the plants he recalled learning at the Kangaroobie farm
Darence and Junxing discussing how the waves are forming the rock formations.
Lee Teng studying the flora along the winding pathways.
Mr Marcus Cheng and his charges, the Fearsome 6!
Do look out for the update and photographs from our next destination, the Otway Fly!
Team Eunos@Melbourne 2013