Stever42 and I set out from the Eastern suburbs around 3pm last Sat 5/12, and made our way through the CBD to the Apollo Bay Hotel for dinner, before arriving at the campsite. We chose to try our luck at the Aire River East campground. We arrived at dusk and battled mozzies while setting up camp. In the morning, I found the river and enjoyed the tranquil views during breakfast. Setting out around 9am, we rode to Lavers Hill, (Beautiful road section of the GOR) and onto Port Campbell to take in the sights of the 12 Apostles. Morning tea and fuel taken care of, we backtracked through Laver's Hill and left to Colac through the National Park. Very nice road, as well. Then, the inland drudgery began. Long, flat, straight roads with nasty side and head winds. Lunch at Colac KFC was a welcome rest. Onto Teesdale, Lethbridge and Maude, before another fuel stop in Bacchus Marsh. It was 5ish the day had finally got hot and humid and I wasn't having fun anymore, so we took the quickest way to the Western Ring road, through Lower Plenty, Warrandyte and home at 7pm. About 750kms travelled, in total. I would like to spend more time in the Otways and try all the roads. I think it would be difficult to find a dud down there... On reflection: quality time spent with a great bloke, fun new roads discovered and the family was pleased to see me after two days absence. Got my camping packing system down-pat, but some panniers (soft luggage or hard cases) will be a must, on the next bike. Sharing about 40kg between the pillion seat and rack, makes my bike quite tippy and a handful at low speed.