Australia Trip Update 29.10.2010

Day 6 – Thursday 28th October 2010

We headed off along the Great Ocean Road today and booked into to our rooms in Anglesea before heading off further along the coast to Lorne where we had a picnic on the beach and paddled in the ocean in glorious warm sunshine. We then headed off to Airey Inlet lighthouse where to the great excitement of some students the TV programme Round the Twist was filmed. We climbed right to the top and as well as learning about the history of the place had some incredible views from the balcony at the top. After heading back to camp we had dinner at the golf course whilst watching wild kangaroos who were perched right outside the window including one who had two joeys in its pouch.

Day 7 – Friday 29th October 2010

Another sunny day with the temperature at 28 degrees. We started the day on Anglesea beach where we got right into the Australian way by having a two hour surfing lesson. Unlike many of the groups that do this, most of ours managed to stand up on their boards and we even managed to get five people all riding the same wave at one point. We then drove up to Bells Beach where the professionals surf and the Rip Curl championships are held. We then made our way back to school where we had a farewell ceremony and afternoon tea before having our last night with our host families as tomorrow we fly up to Sydney for part two of our trip.