Lens-Artist-PC-56-Seascapes

 

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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

Rough seas.

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.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Seascapes

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Seascapes

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Seascapes

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Seascapes

 

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12 thoughts on “Lens-Artist-PC-56-Seascapes

  1. Some cool shots of the surfing,and the Lochard Gorge is spectacular. Not many at 25 can descending into the Gorge at 44 degrees. 🙂 Gorgeous sun ray, and the lighthouse is really fabulous. Great photos, Woolly.
    Thank you for joining in!

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  2. You live in one of the most beautiful places of the world WM. I visited the apostles when we were there some dozen years ago. I remember them perfectly – what a glorious spot. Your surfer photos are positively frightening! Who DOES that?!?!?!?

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    • Thank you Tina, it is a beautiful spot. Nearly 20 years ago I took some visiting Chinese students to visit the Twelve Apostle region. They also loved the area. Over the years it has proved a good outing for visitors. Now at the east end of the Great Ocean Road it is a bit further away but it makes for a good excuse to drive the GOR.

      Surprising who does surf. And I have to be careful as many schools have surfing classes….can’t/don’t want to, point a camera in their direction.

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