Road Trip! Day 4 – Lorne

Life's a beach in Lorne!

Life’s a beach in Lorne!

Ah, a nice relaxing day again – no driving. Only problem was, the weather was cold and rainy! Oh well, you can’t win them all…

On the bright side, the weather was an excellent excuse for wandering along the shops – and grabbing a yummy, laid-back lunch!

The shops in Lorne are an eclectic mix. Most of the clothes shops are surf shops or over-priced designer clothes. Some were really nice – others had you scratching your head at the price tag. It was fun to just take the time to browse though – even though the kids were bored silly, I figure they owed me just a little down-time!

We had a sumptuous lunch at Kafe Kaos

We had a sumptuous lunch at Kafe Kaos

We stopped at the Kaos Juice Bar for lunch. The prices were a little hefty (average $20 for a main), however the food was heavenly, and even the kids voted their approval when they received their Spider drinks – fizzy drink over ice cream – mmmm!

Kafe Kaos's poached eggs with mushrooms - heaven!

Kafe Kaos’s poached eggs with mushrooms – heaven!

How’s this for innovation? A board full of powerpoints and computer and phone charger cables for Kafe Kaos’s patrons – the local electrician knocked it up for them apparently – very clever!

The phone and computer charger board at Kafe Kaos is ingenious!

The phone and computer charger board at Kafe Kaos is ingenious!

After lunch, my mum went back to the hotel room to sit on the balcony and enjoy the view while the kids dragged me to the beach in near arctic conditions to try out their newly-purchased buckets and spades. For the next couple of hours they built sand castles and squealed in the freezing-cold surf.

Lorne's shops are definitely worth a wander along in rainy weather!

Lorne’s shops are definitely worth a wander along in rainy weather!

Finally I talked them into leaving, and after showering off what appeared to be a truck-load of sand from them, we headed for the hotel heated pool and Jacuzzi. Even I agreed to swim here, as it was toasty – just my cup-a-tea!

The indoor pool at the Cumberland Lorne Resort - warm in cold weather!

The indoor pool at the Cumberland Lorne Resort – warm in cold weather!

We got dinner from the same place as yesterday, Andrew’s Chicken shop, as the food was great, and I didn’t have to walk far to go and get it! A band was blaring nearby at the Lorne Hotel, and this went until late evening – clearly, Lorne parties hard, even on a Sunday night!

We gobbled up our assorted dinners of fish and chips and pizza, and after a little school work the kids were tuckered out and fell into bed – which is exactly where I am headed now – I have all that packing and loading the car to do before 10am again tomorrow – goodnight! ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Today’s route…a rest day in Lorne!

You can read our Road Trip! daily posts here:

Read the Road Trip! Day 1 blog here  -Canberra to Gundagai to Wangaratta
Read the Road Trip! Day 2 blog here – Wangaratta to Glenrowan to Aireys Inlet
Read the Road Trip! Day 3 blog here – Aireys Inlet to Lorne
Read the Road Trip! Day 4 blog here – Lorne
Read the Road Trip! Day 5 blog here – Lorne to Apollo Bay to Cape Otway
Read the Road Trip! Day 6 blog here – Cape Otway
Read the Road Trip! Day 7 blog here – Cape Otway to 12 Apostles to Port Campbell
Read the Road Trip! Day 8 blog here – Port Campbell to Warrnambool to Port Fairy
Read the Road Trip! Day 9 blog here – Hearn’s Beach & Port Fairy
Read the Road Trip! Day 10 blog here – Port Fairy to Warrnambool to Ballarat
Read the Road Trip! Day 11 blog here – Sovereign Hill gold mining village, Ballarat
Read the Road Trip! Day 12 blog here – Ballarat and the road home…

Tomorrow we will be heading off towards Apollo Bay and Port Campbell to the 12 Apostles area…we’ll check in with you then!

Have you travelled (or want to) travel to Lorne, or along the Great Ocean Road with your family? Comment here!



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Hi, I'm Barbara, mum of the Let's Go Mum blog. We'd love to hear from you! You can contact me anytime with ideas on where you think we should go or what you think we should try...just drop me a line at barbara@letsgomum.com.au!
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