Apart from a minor excursion to Kafe Kaos to stuff ourselves on their magnificent Thai Tofu burgers, most of today was spent lounging on the beach. Unfortunately, neither Jo nor I applied enough sun-screen, so by the end of the day we both had sunburn in various places — me on the tops of my feet and ankles, Jo on her knees!
The Pier to Pub swim was the major attraction, several thousand people on the beach, assorted swimmers and surf-life-saving boat races. The seas were flat, with the easterly wind trying to push boats and swimmers towards the rocks. Later in the afternoon the swell picked up, it would have made for far more interesting boat races. Twenty or so logging trucks cruised through town blockading the Great Ocean Road and protesting about the Government end to the logging of native forests — after years of pressure, logging is to end in some forests, and the loggers seem to want to be paid to not log anymore. A couple of light aircraft and police and news helicopters added to the noise and general mayhem, definitely not a day to lie quietly on the beach and read a book!