So after years of watching Ewan and Charley and being envious of anyone who camps out on a bike, I thought I'd finally mix my two loves of camping and bikes once and for all. I was browsing this forum a while ago when I stumbled across nina's thread (https://netrider.net.au/forums/showthread.php?t=133193&highlight=camping) and this got my brain ticking. Now I don't know nina, but that thread was the final brain tap to get me moving. I had never been to Johanna Beach, but it now had my name written on it and I had to go. I organised a few bits and pieces. Cut a non slip mat for under the tankbag, installed a 12v outlet under the back seat for the phone charger, bought a new portable campstove and treated myself to a new two man tent so I didn't have to lug my 3man dome along. (by two man, they actually mean two anorexic midgets, or one 6' guy) So anyway... I loaded up on Sunday night and hit the road Monday morning. (Be warned: All photos are taken on an iPhone 3GS and are crap. Much editing has taken place to bring them up to something slightly viewable) Loaded up and ready to go. A sneaky view inside my half loaded Gearsac. Day one: I left Eltham and headed through the CBD (because f*** the Ring Road) and out over the Westgate. I had an hour long snooze down the Geelong Road before stopping for a rest at Bells Beach to stretch and wake up. Bells Beach After Bells I blatted (rode sensibly) without stopping until I reached the obligatory 'arch' shot. I interrupted some Japanese tourists, snapped my shot, and took off again. Memorial Arch thingy... You know the one. Detour up Wild Dog Creek Road in Apollo Bay for a reminder of how great the view is from up there.