Driving east along the

Great Ocean Road

brings us to…

…Loch Ard Gorge.

On this day the temperature was hovering

around 44 degrees Celsius and

the asphalt in the car park was melting.

The heat was exacerbated because we

had spent all day travelling west along

the Great Ocean Road.

Fortunately, there was a quicker inland

drive home of only two hours.











measuring a great distance
from end to end.

From the top of the Eiffel Tower stretches

a long beam of light, presumably to warn

low flying aircraft of its presence

and height.

Some websites state that the Great Ocean Road

ends at Port Fairy some 664 kilometres

and nine and a half hours driving, to the west.

While others claim that it is only 243 kilometres long,

commencing at Torquay and ending at Allansford,

ten minutes east of Warrnambool.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Long







the degree or intensity of heat present in a substance or object,

especially as expressed according to a comparative scale

and shown by a thermometer or perceived by touch.


The day I struggled down into Loch Ard Gorge

to capture this image the radio was claiming

the temperature was 44 degrees Celsius.

A claim I found easy to believe especially when

the asphalt in the car park was melting.






the natural light of the day.



Farm view.

Above the hayshed, facing east. 

The land in the background is now covered by Blue Gums.

These eucalypts are the same species as the

two furthermost specimen trees of the triangle.


Gibson Steps Beach

along the

Great Ocean Road


..again, in colour


Geelong Ferris Wheel…


…against a gloomy sky.








a hard, typically green stone used
for ornaments and implements
and consisting of the minerals
jadeite or nephrite.


Maybe a bit too bright for jade…


…especially when compared to

the solid green of clover.


Moss on stone.


Nothing like the sea for hues

of blues and greens…


…and I just love the colour

in the top of this photo.







we sizzled in blazing sunshine this week

Although the sun was shining was hardly

sizzling weather at Nice Beach…


…however, Manly Beach would certainly

see some sizzle bodies…


Loch Ard Gorge was the hottest day of all.

The asphalt in the car park was melting

under a sizzling 44-degree Celsius sun.

The sand was burning through footwear

and note how all beachgoers are hugging

the meagre bit of shade.






Black and White Challenge.


Tourists created these rocks stacks along

the Great Ocean Road.

Stones on the Riviera

Nice Beach


Dry Stone…




Bluestone, cut into pitchers (rectangular blocks)

made a long-lasting building material.

Dog Rocks at Batesford…

…about 10 minutes from Geelong

Twenty-four-year-old Woolly signing

the visitor’s book atop

Ayres Rock (now Uluru) rises 348 metres/1141 feet

above the surrounding plains.

In the background are the Olgas,

the highest of which, Mount Olga,

is 546 metres/1,791 feet above

the surrounding plain.









Isle of Capri Beach,


Isle of Capri



I think the top third of this image

fits the teal-turquoise theme.

  However, I am never certain about colours,

particularly these.











A split rock at Lekhubu Island,



Layer upon layer of limestone rock supports


Great Ocean Road.


By the time I read of these rock stacks along

Victoria’s Great Ocean Road

I’m sure many of the tourists who had created

them had returned and knocked down

their creation.


Balancing rocks in South Africa’s,

Kruger or Greater Kruger National Park.


Decorative rocks at the edge of

Warrnambool’s tourist lake,

Lake Pertobe.


Closer to home…in fact nearly at our back door…

well, about 10 km away…

…is Dog Rocks.


If I have asked why it’s called Dog Rocks,

I have not received a satisfactory answer. 


Dog Rocks is very popular with photography enthusiasts,

for both day and night photography

as it is far enough away from city lights

that no ambient light can intefer.


My final rock is/was Ayres Rock.

It is now known as Uluru.

Climbing Ayres Rock was almost mandatory in 1975. 

Over my left shoulder is another formation

known as The Olgas. 

Both are well worth visiting.


One Word Sunday Challenge:...Rock