On the last weekend of winter we returned to my childhood holiday coast with some friends. It was cold and wintery and at low season it felt like we had the whole of the coast to ourselves. On the Saturday I road my bike along the Great Ocean Road, perhaps my favorite stretch of road in all of Australia. Like many Melbournians, I have passed along it countless times in my life. Always heading for a the beach, always busting with excitement to get there already, always sad when we parted. I didn’t take any photos of my favorite stretch of road, I just pedaled my bike and soaked in all it’s nostalgic goodness. Ok, it’s a road, get a grip Gemma.
Besides my euphoric bike ride, the weekend was amazingly relaxing. In between reading the paper and mandatory weekend away nanna naps, I even found some time to potter off to the local lighthouse with my camera. Anyone from Victoria will recognize this place, it’s Airey’s Inlet. These days I find myself shooting a lot with my 50mm, my poor 28-70mm is being rather neglected. Here you will see the tilt shift came along for the ride too.
This was my last weekend of winter 2010. Now, come on spring, it’s time for some sunshine.