So, as the romantic that I am, I decided to plan a weekend away. In the last two years, I have organised a surprise weekend away to a retreat that Maddy has no idea about, this year was meant to be no different. It was all planned, stay at Apollo bay for the night, go to the 12 Apostles at night and a waterfall the next day. After somehow getting her bags and stuff in the car without her noticing we were off to ScienceWorks! or so she thought...
Going over the westgate bridge she tries to tell me to get into the left lane, pretending to not be able to we miss the turn off. Then she knew something was up, and we were off to Apollo bay! Three hours and we were exhausted, held up my trucks, buses and all sorts of slow moving vehicles.
At Apollo bay it is tourist central! I fitted in perfectly with my camera, but we needed food which we found at an over priced fish and chip shop which was very satisfying. At this point we noticed it was windy, very windy!
We were so tired at this point that we had a quick kip before heading out to the 12 Apostles. When we arrive to the look out point neither of us had been there before so we followed the crowd, and there was a crowd! Tourists everywhere.
We also noticed that it was 15 degrees, and due to my perfect prior planning, we were in shorts, T-shirts and thongs with gale force winds!
So I pitch my tripod and we aren't moving, people are standing in front of my camera and I am trying to take the best photos that I can under the situation.
We finally cant take the cold much more and decide its time to head off.
The next day we go to the Information centre and find out that all the waterfalls are closed due to heavy rain washing away the trails and the thongs we had wouldnt be good tough enough to withstand the walk to get there. So it was home time.
Even if the trip was no bit relaxing, and we came back more tired then when we left, it was still an awesome experience to see the 12 apostles. We hope to keep travelling around Australia to more historic sites to capture them too.
Let us know what you would like to see, and we may go there next!