in, relating to, or characteristic
of the countryside rather than
Western view from Geelong
Spring canola paddocks
on Geelong’s outskirts.
After leaving Geelong the first item of
interest for me is the Lismore Water Tower.
Situated in the wool growing country
it’s no wonder that sheep are depicted
on this Tower, along with some
of the local wildlife.
Just west of Derrinallum is Mount Elephant.
Mount Elephant, 380 metres above sea level
and last erupted 5-20 thousand years ago,
making it one of the more recently
active volcanoes in Australia.
One of 400 volcanic craters dotting
the Victorian countryside
making Victoria the third largest
volcanic plain in the world.
Mortlake is the home of Mount Shadwell,
a dormant volcano standing
283 metres above sea level.
Formed around 25,000 years ago it is believed
that its most recent eruption was
about 5,000 years ago.
Mortlake is the self-proclaimed
Olivine Capital of Australia.
Mount Warrnambool, 216 metres above sea level
last erupted over 5,000 years ago.
Mt Rouse (337 metres above sea level)
is an extinct volcano always visible on the
horizon where I lived most of my life.
At 440 metres above sea level, not far from Mt Rouse
and also visible on Western District horizons
stands Mount Napier.
Mt Napier is one of Australia’s youngest volcanoes
erupting about 32,000 years ago.
At 103 metres above sea level, Tower Hill is
an inactive volcano on the south-west coast
of Victoria, Australia.
The Tower Hill crater is roughly 3 kilometres wide
and 80 metres high, and within the main crater,
on an island, lies another smaller crater.
This type of formation is known as a nested maar
of which there are about 75 worldwide.
The island is surrounded by
a shallow crater lake.
The above image was taken on
Tower Hill’s central island which is
also is home to the second crater.
I know I have images in a photo album
of Mt Napier and Mt Rouse.
As yet I have been unable to
find the relevant albums