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Warrnambool Breakwater protects Lady Bay

from the raging seas of Bass Strait.

 

The domed shaped concrete roofing

once housed an underground aquarium.

The aquarium was located at the

extreme right (lands end)

of the breakwater.

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Warrnambool Breakwater…

…protects Lady Bay from…

 

…the rough seas of Bass Strait.

Warrambool’s

Off Shore & Light Game Fishing Club

is only about 200 metres

from the breakwater.

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Last week I posted images of Logan’s Beach

whale viewing platform at Warrnambool.

I posted this image simply to indicate

how close to the shore they were.

 

I had watched this pair (mother and calf) swim…

…and frolic for around a kilometre or more…

…parallel to to the beach…

…never being much further out to sea…

…than in my first image.

After watching, waiting and hoping…

…while they made their way towards us…

…it soon became apparent…

…that instead of…

…coming they were indeed going.

I decided that it was well worth the drive.

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One of Warrnambool’s major draw cards

is its whale nursery.

 

And what better way to discover off shore whales…

…than with a drone probably worth more

than some vehicles on the road.

 Logan’s Beach Whale nursery

is on the Geelong (East) side of Warrnambool…

…and an attraction which I never visited when living a mere 50 kilometres away….

…but I happily drove 200 km back for a visit

a year or so ago.

 No-one ever mentioned the viewing platform or that the whales were so close to shore.

Next week I will post more whale images.

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opening

a space or gap that allows passage or access.

Port Phillip Bay opens into the open seas

via a shallow and narrow opening between

Point Nepean and Point Lonsdale.

Point Lonsdale from Point Nepean

Point Nepean from Point Lonsdale.

 

Just behind the trees on the left is where

the Moyne River converges with the sea.

 

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The mouth of the Hopkins River at Warrnambool.

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The commonality each of these

places have…

…is that all three empty in Bass Strait.

Port Phillip Bay on the right, Warrnambool’s

Hopkins River (second from let) and

Port Fairy’s Moyne River is the extreme left point

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Entry track…

…to Killarney Beach.

In the late 50s early 60s it was said

these waters were full of stingrays.

In all the times I swam at Killarney I never saw,

or heard of a human/stingray encounter.

 

After entering the beach via the track in the first image

 and this is the view east, back to Warrnambool.

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Southern Right Whales, at…

 

…Logans Beach

Warrnambool

We had just completed our tour of

the Pompeii ruins and down it poured.

 

If it looked bad in the previous photo we had

to work harder not to be splashed

while crossing roads.

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