Yesterday marked 100 years since construction began on the Great Ocean Road. On our way to Apollo Bay for the celebrations, we stopped near Cape Patton, scaled down a cliff and along the rugged, rocky coast to find Ramsden Cave.
The story goes that about a century ago, a farmer lost his goat and tracked it along the coast to the west of Cape Patton. Half way up the sixty-five metre cliff, he followed the goat into a cave that opened up to a huge underground lake.
Maybe we should have waited until the tide was out, but we had a schedule to keep and got pretty lucky between waves and big swell to make it to the cave, quickly check it out and then get ourselves to Apollo Bay in time for the big 100 year birthday!
We’ve only just been here and still have plenty of photos and other information to add, so please come back soon to check it all out!