The road was built between 1919 and 1932 by more than 3000 returned soldiers in honour of their comrades who fell in the First World War.That makes it the world’s biggest war memorial!! This year is the 75th anniversary of the road, and there are plans to unveil a sculpture. Apparently, it will capture the spirit of the men who built the road, with one of the life-sized figures handing his mate a drink bottle. Building the road with pick and shovel would have been hard work and it would have been thirsty work.
The Road takes you where you can view some pretty rough and rugged cliffs and bluffs. It begins at Barwon Heads and ends at Warnambool.
Stop off at the Twelve Apostles( pictured above), Tour through the lovely Otway Ranges, stop at Torquay, Lorne and Apollo Bay, see the historic villages of Queenscliff, Port Campbell, Portland and Port Fairy. Not forgetting the town of Warnambool.
I have worked with many nurses over the years who come over from another country and save their hard earned money and then buy a van and go travel this road. They take a few weeks so they can see everything possible along the way. They are never disapointed!!
So there you have it, another lesson given to all my blogmates, another tribute to our wonderful and brave returned servicemen, otherwise known as "diggers".