Day 7 – Apollo Bay to Healesville via Lorne, Geelong, Queenscliffe, Sorrento, Frankston, Dandenong and Emerald

We headed out this morning to threatening skies and a cool ocean breeze. We travelled along the best part of the GOR with a fantastic run all the way from Apollo Bay the Anglesea without having a single car either in front of behind us. It was if we had the road to ourselves. It was cloudy and cool all the way but a most enjoyable ride and probably never to be repeated. After fueling up in Anglesea, we headed for our 12pm rendevous with the ferry that departed Queenscliff to take us across Port Phillip Bay to Sorrento.

Waiting for our ferry at Queenscliff

We off-loaded at Sorrento 45 minutes later and headed up the Mornington Peninsula to Frankston before branching off to Dandenong then Narre Warren, Belgrave and Emerald arriving at our B&B in Healesville at around 4pm. Navigation was a challenge at times but good old Mr Google Maps controlled by my amazing pillion saved the day.

A modest 290km for the day but lots of slow riding still made it a longish day.

The Proprietors of our B&B recommended we try the Healesville Hotel for dinner so we took up their recommendation. “They have the biggest wine list in the district” they said (which they did) what they did not say was that the cheapest wine on the list started at $40 and went right up to $500. !!
We decided to splurge again and ordered a seven course “tasting plate” By the time we reached the third course we were almost at capacity. By the time course number six appeared we were sliding off our chairs, To our amazement, out came a slow cooked lamb dish complete with side dishes that would probably stop us even as single a meal in its own right. We decided in the end that the “tasting plate” meant you got served a full serving of each of the meals on the menu!!!!

Bye for now R & D