A few years ago, when I traveled through Australia on my own, I met a lovely family on a sheep station just hours away from the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians (a national park). They own about 5000-6000 sheep, which is not a lot in Australia. There are stations with 10.000’s of sheep but I thought it was great! I had an amazing time at their station and house so I was looking forward to meeting up with them again. Unfortunately our time schedule didn’t really gave us the opportunity to stay long but for 1 night it was good to meet up with them again. It’s a beautiful area in the middle of almost nowhere. The land is very dry at the moment and the weather was pretty hot. Their sheep are kept for the wool (not for the meat) which they sell every year. They shear their sheep around the end of the Australian summer.

I would recommend driving through this area, after you’ve visited the Grampians and before you drive to Adelaide. Have a look at this map to see which direction you could go..

The Great Ocean Road
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Because it’s summer and everything is very dry, beautiful deep brown and beige colors come up. The sunsets are gorgeous as you can see and the sky is often spotless. No clouds but only blue blue sky.

I’m not sure if I could live so remote as this. I think I would miss the city, the possibilities of a nearby city and people around me. What about you? Could you live here with your farmer husband and your family?

Until next time, Claudia

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