Sunrise at the Twelve Apostles and Gibson Steps

Sunday, May 21, 2017
Gibson Steps Magog and Gog Rocks Victoria Australia
Gibson Steps Magog and Gog Rocks Victoria Australia
Gibson Steps Magog and Gog Rocks Victoria Australia
Gibson Steps Magog and Gog Rocks Victoria Australia
Gibson Steps Magog and Gog Rocks Victoria Australia
Gibson Steps Magog and Gog Rocks Victoria Australia
Gibson Steps Magog and Gog Rocks Victoria Australia
Gibson Steps Magog and Gog Rocks Victoria Australia
Gibson Steps Magog and Gog Rocks Victoria Australia
The Twelve Apostle Victoria Australia
The Twelve Apostle Victoria Australia
The Twelve Apostle Victoria Australia
The Twelve Apostle Victoria Australia
The Twelve Apostle Victoria Australia

Sunrise at Gibson Steps with Magog and Gog Rocks & The Twelve Apostles. The Great Ocean Road, Princetown, Victoria Australia.
Wearing: Bonds Sweater, H&M Leggings, Vans White Sneakers, Double Stripe Hipster Bag from To The Nines
All photos taken by me and Hai, with a Canon 70D DSLR.

Before Hai turned thirty and for our 2 and a half year anniversary, me and Hai embarked on an ambitious roadtrip. After we got engaged on the first night, we drove down the extra 5-6 hours to the Twelve Apostles via the iconic Great Ocean Road. There we reached our campsite at Apostles Camping Park to pitch a tent and finally have a hot shower.
Making our dinner at 9pm, we finally realized the sun had not set yet. It ended up getting dark at 10pm! Apparently it's because we were more inland from the East coast yet we were still within the same time zone (We have five different time zones in Australia - with some towns choosing to follow a different one even though the rest of the state follows another). So that was a new and interesting experience.
At 11pm, we decided to go to the Twelve Apostles to catch some night shots.
Parking our cars on the other side of the road, we walked. The path to the coast was well lit, making it safer to walk at night. After a few minutes I finally found myself facing the grande apostles. I didn't know what to expect, and when my eyes adjusted and I could see the outline from afar. It was captivating. The sound of the crashing waves, the cool wind, the eerie dark. For the first time in a long time I just stood there in silence, content with my life. At the campsite, I slept while hugging Hai tightly.

At the break of dawn, we were back to watch the sunrise. Facing the Magog and Gog rocks (not part of the Twelve Apostles by the way), the sun rose sprawling pinks oranges and purples across the sky. It truly is one of the most prettiest sunrises I've seen. I heard the song 'Across the Universe' by Fiona Apple being played out in my head.

There is opportunity to see the Magog and Gog rocks at beach level. We drove a few metres down to the Gibson Steps carpark and walked down the 86 cliffside steps to the sand. Tide permitting, we were able to get really close to the rocks and admire its grande scale.

The Twelve Apostles can be seen from the viewing platform, where it is nice and windy (that chilly Southern Ocean wind is unforgiving). Over the years the Apostles have been eroded over time, now there stands only seven - making my opportunity to see them more cherished.

Hai's original plan was to propose to me here. However as you know from my engagement post, this didn't happen. Reflecting on my visit, I'm glad Hai didn't use this chance. Getting proposed to here would've been nice but it can get crowded by enthusiastic tourists quickly. And we were there on a random Tuesday morning.

Honestly the tourists didn't bother me though and didn't take away from my experience. As the sun rose we simultaneously stopped talking and we all knew we simply felt graced to be here.
I will definitely visit again.

13 comments :

- Shoppingholic said...

Nice post, beautiful photos and absolutely stunning view!
Would you like to follow each other ?
shoppingholic-dreamer.blogspot.com

Tina Phan said...

These photos are breathtaking! I really wanted to do this drive when we were in Australia, but unfortunately, we didn't have enough time. I'm glad I'm able to live vicariously through you instead!

Tina
www.justatinabit.com

Paola Lauretano said...

Wow, this place is breathtaking... amazing pics!
Kisses, Paola.
Expressyourself

Linda said...

What a great post, Natalie! Beautiful photos! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

akiko hiramatsu said...

Thank you for sharing beautiful scenery!
You had very fabulous time with Hail!!
I just followed your blog :)

akiko
www.akikohiramatsu.com

Nistha Saraf said...

You are such a great photographer...I must say. The place looks all the more beautiful the way it has been captured, I am sure.
Lovely post
Nistha
https://www.fashionistha.com/floral-fusion-with-boho-queen-jewelry/

s said...

these photos are so beautiful they look unreal! i love your ombre hair and ur backpack!
xO!
www.thehautecookie.com

-Facebook-
www.facebook.com/TheHauteCookie
-Twitter-
www.twitter.com/thehautecookie
-Instagram-
www.instagram.com/thehautecookie/

Kati said...

Wow, these images are simply stunning!!

Have a great week,
-Kati
Almost Stylish

Sakuranko said...

Oh very cute outfit
Great photos
xx

www.sakuranko.com

Out on Catwalk said...

Oh my!!! These pictures are beautiful!! <3 Thanks for sharing and have a great day!!
xx
Shivangi
www.outoncatwalk.com

MeliHunting said...

Beautiful place <3

Saludos
[ melihunting.com ]

Mathilde said...

OMG love those shots!

NaRong said...

Nice post, beautiful photos and absolutely stunning view!
Would you like to follow each other ?



** goldenslot mobile**
** สล็อต ออนไลน์ ได้ เงิน จริง**

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...