For anyone who who has never visited Victoria’s Great Ocean Road – and for those who have, but don’t know its history – the stunning ocean vistas presented by roads cut into wild forest and rock is the world’s largest memorial to commemorate the fallen of World War I. The road was constructed by soldiers returned from the Great War, and it was finished in 1932. The road spans 243 kilometres,and it is not only a memorial to the war dead, but a lasting testement to the  tenacity of its survivors, as it was returned soldiers who built the road, with pick and axe, toil and aching backs.  The Otways are truly wild. The forest pushes with all of it’s thick and tangled weight…