I tried and tried to come up with a better name for this post. I really did! But you know how a working title sometimes sticks? Yeah. I pondered and pondered over what creative and, you know, not lame words I could come up with to describe this post to you, and I couldn’t decide on anything. So this will have to do. Here is what happened to me this year. Spoiler alert: It was hard, but I wouldn’t change it for anything.
If you had the chance to read my previous post about Hanging Rock, you’ll know how much I love it and how much it intrigues me. Even though the widely believed story about the missing schoolgirls is not actually true, it’s still a very mysterious place. So recently when I found out my father in law had never been, I just had to take him up there and make a little video about it.
In 1967, the Australian author Joan Lindsay released her deeply mysterious novel, “Picnic At Hanging Rock”. In 1975 the story was turned into a film directed by Peter Weir, and it went on to win many awards, including a BAFTA. The film is now regarded as one of the most iconic pieces of Australian cinema ever created. It manages to draw viewers in with its enigmatic plot: Students living at a prestigious girls’ boarding school in rural Australia visit the rock formation on Valentine’s Day, 1900. Several of the girls and a teacher disappear amongst the silent and creepy stones. They are never seen again.
There is definitely no shortage of posts about the Great Ocean Road out there! Considered one of the world’s great drives, this stretch of coastline west of Melbourne, Australia is promoted more than any other location in the state of Victoria.