Weekly Photo Challenge-On-The-Way


My contribution for this week’s challenge…

On the Way


On January 4th, 2013 I drove Victoria’s

Great Ocean Road

with some Canadian friends

Great-Ocean_Road_1193We were heading west to Lochard Gorge and had

been on the road for half an hour

before we arrived here.
Loch Ard Gorge_1238aBy the time we arrived at Loch Ard Gorge…

some 6 hours later…

the temperature was around 44 degrees Celsius

and the bitumen in the car park was melting

under the weight of tourist traffic.
Loch Ard Gorge_1241a

Note, everyone is hugging the shadows.

I have been down in the Gorge many times…

but that day was the first time

I wished I had not done so.

The heat was stifling.

Fortunately the return trip, via an inland highway

was only about two hours.

At the other end of the temperature gauge,

we sighted the Antarctica ice pack

while travelling to Africa last year

you-yangs_0065Yesterday, Friday, I decided to take a photographic drive

around the outskirts of Geelong.

At one stage I was one the way to the You Yangs,

but decided to leave the trip for another day.

pigeon_0095I had an appointment in Geelong and was early.

I noticed this pigeon on a vacant lot across the road…

pigeon_0100thoroughly searching the landscape

before swooping down for lunch and…

pigeon_0098becoming almost invisible among the weeds.

pelican_0067Finally, I found Percy who was almost preened

for a night out on the town.






Cee’s Black and White Challenge:

Take a New Photo.


On Thursday I ventured down to the coast…
beach_0070abhoping for a rough sea, lots of waves…and spray.
beach_0071aUnfortunately this was the largest wave sighted.


Bell’s Beach, near Geelong, is the setting for the

Australian Surfing Championships

at Easter each year.

Bell’s Beach was just behind me when I took this shot

beach_0075In this shot, Anglesea can be see on the other side of the bay.

So that is my selection of photos for the challenge…

hot out of the camera.


Cee’s Black & White: Take-a-New-Photo