Last summer was a bad summer
for fires in Australia.
However, there is rarely a summer when
we don’t have scenes like this
by fires somewhere in our dry land.
January 4th, 2013.
Loch Ard Gorge was the end of our
Great Ocean Road drive
with some Canadian friends.
At around 44/111 degrees C/F
the car park was literally
melting under our feet.
Manly Beach in early December/Summer.
Travel through rural areas in late summer
and you are more than likely to see
this scene repeated regularly.
Cropping stubble has been burned
to facilitate easier sewing to winter crops.
Strangely I thought this practise had died out
in favour of direct drilling and leaving
the stubble to help protect the soil
from wind or water erosion.
…the most famous cove in Australia…
…Loch Ard Gorge near the western,
or Warrnambool, end of
The Great Ocean Road.
The only two survivors of the wrecked Loch Ard
were washed into the Gorge
on the stormy night the Loch Ard ran aground.
This would be nearly as long a piece
of straight road as you would find in
the Great Ocean Road area.
Even on a quiet day it only takes one
overly cautious driver to have traffic
bumper to bumper.
Along winding walk down into the Ruakuri Cave
at Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
And there is only one entry/exit,
so another long winding walk
up to ground level.
A range of images to
The Twelve Apostles
Great Ocean Road.
an act or process through which something becomes different.
Due to the erosion of Victoria’s
South West Coastline…
…The Twelve Apostles were formed.
Since this photo was taken one or two
have collapsed into the sea.
However, experts have stated that the
Twelve Apostle will reform if we
give Mother Nature time.
A Melbourne special spot is
the footbridge over the Yarra River.
The long sandstone building is…
meet under the clocks.
The Twelve Apostles is one of my favourite spots,
which has unfortunately become too touristy for me.
is, Loch Ard Gorge.
At sunrise only a few joggers, dog walkers
and photographers encroach on one’s space
at Geelong’s Griffin Gully Pier.
Layers of Black Forest Cake
And our 12 Apostles are made of limestone
which contain layer upon layer.