A day trip out of Geelong led to Bells Beach, a renowned surf beach some 100kms south-west of Melbourne, on the Great Ocean Road near the town of Torquay. Bells Beach is named after John Cavert Bell of the family that first took up a pastoral run there in the 1840s. (credit Wikipedia)
It was a blustery, grey day, but the avid surfers were having a glorious time.
Surprisingly, the sand on the shore was not the usual bright white colour one associates with Australian beaches.
Oops! Maybe Surfing "Down Under" ??!
. . . and this cute fellow caught my eye as I walked back up from the observation deck to the car park!
The beautiful Barwon River in Geelong, providing a peaceful environment for walkers, runners, kayakers and rowers. The riverside pathways are wonderfully shady too - much appreciated on hot days when walking the dog!