Verdict: Quick, tasty sandwich
Meal: Great Ocean Road Pre-Sunset Sammy
Location: 46B Mountjoy Pde, Lorne
I clambered over the fence – much to the amusement of F – to get a better vantage point for the sunset. And yes, I realize that I’m “falling” in the wrong direction – whups!
Louttit Bakery had nice, simple sandwiches and is a worthy stopover in Lorne. I was tempted to grab one of their little tarts…but behaved with a tasty sandwich instead.
There are plenty of opportunities to stop along the road for ice creams, sandwiches, and other eats. However, if you’re the type who prefers brown-bagging, I recommend stocking up a bit in Melbourne before you go as I didn’t spot supermarkets along the way in the little towns. I really loved this road trip, with its random sights, animals, and the sunset was the best that I’ve ever seen.
We were also extremely lucky in terms of weather – beautifully sunny skies led to a brilliantly blue ocean during the day, an intense rainfall and thunder provided breathtaking clouds in the evening. It also made us pull the brakes on our road trip and just take in the beauty of the landscape.
Luckily, we were both last-minute-lets-play-it-by-ear types, and did not book any accommodations ahead of time, so it was super easy to just stop in Port Campbell for the night instead of the typical Warnambool finish. We quite liked the hostel, and I completely recommend ending your journey this way; sunset at Twelve Apostles and resting up at Port Campbell. Here, we also met a South African fellow who had won his trip in a contest (!!) so lucky. His biggest gripe? He had to cut it short because he had a trip to Thailand to get to. Sigh. To have such problems.