I arrived at 2 a.m. well after reception left, and went out into the city before reception got in. I was alone in the city with no map, and no idea where anything was. Yet somehow I managed, due to all of the great people I ran into. Guys would literally just walk up, have a chat, and offer to walk with me to where ever I was going. I really felt comfortable in Melbourne. I walked for 10 mins up the street to the Nunnery, and waited for the bus tour to get there. In the mean time a girl walked by and offered me tea and crackers, a guy walked by and offered me a ride, a old man offered me a croisant. This city is beyond liveable, very comforting.
I got on the bus and left for the Great Ocean Road. I really wish I had had the nerve to just rent a car and do the trip myself. The day tour was seriously rushed. Additionally, it was pouring, like usually I have great weather, but this trip was horrid weather wise. Yet, everything happens for a reason, due to the weather I got some sick pictures. The rainforest was so vibrant and rich in greenery and color. The hues in every shot were slightly more dense in saturation. I was glad to be travelling by myself at that point in a bus full of Asians as I looked a complete mess. My hair was all tangeled from being blown around while wet, I had slept with contacts in, so I had bags under my eyes.. overall not a good look for anyone.
After I took a walk around and sat by the upside down river. It was so murky and trashed it really did appear to be upside down. Then I met up with Meg again for crepes, shopping, and dinner. I got back to the hostel and literally fell asleep in the Lobby for an hour, and then left to get on the Sun bus to Avalon Airport. I got home around 2 A.M.