Thank you Amy for the seascape theme this week.
I have always lived only about 25 miles
from the coast, however, it is
only since moving off the farm
that I have begun to photograph
coast lines in all their splendour.
My first seven images were all taken near Torquay.
Torquay is near Bell’s Beach …
…the scene of the Rip Curl Pro…
Surf carnival each year.
Torquay wipe out
Anyone who has visited
Victoria’s Great Ocean Road
will probably also…
…have visited Lochard Gorge,
named after the ship Loch Ard
which sank in rough seas
leaving only two survivors.
This day, January 4, 2013 the temperature
was 44 degrees and it was the only time
I did not feel like descending into the Gorge.
I did so only to accompany one of my
Canadian friends however the heat
was so oppressive that I ventured only to shade.
It was about then that I realised we
were no longer fit 25 year-olds.
Lochard Gorge is only…
…about ten minutes from…
…the Twelve Apostles, and…
…at the western end of the Great Ocean Road drive.
It took us until 3 PM to arrive at the Twelve Apostles
I was so pleased to use the inland highway
to return home in around two hours.
Closer to home again is Victoria’s Surf Coast…
…provides some sunrise photography and seascapes…
…and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse.