August 12th & 13th
We left Melbourne late in the afternoon on August 12th and headed towards Torquay. We spent the night in the town of Lorne, and woke up early to continue our journey. On the 13th we contoured Cape Otway, which separates the Tasman Sea from the Southern Ocean.
Much of the Great Ocean Road has been deserted so far, so much so, that the 36 km stretch between Lorne and Apollo Bay will be closed for a week.
The locality of Johanna is named after the schooner traveling from Tasmania for Port Fairy in 1843. The night before it reached mainland Australia it was washed into the breakers leaving survivors to find their way back to a European settlement with the help from Aboriginals.