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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.

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FOWChallenge-Temperature

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temperature

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.

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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.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Sizzle

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we sizzled in blazing sunshine this week
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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.

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Some random potential postcard images.

Eastern Beach

Geelong

The Twelve Apostles

Lochard Gorge

Corio Bay Sunrise

Geelong

Geelong

Ferris Wheel

 

Million Dollar view

Banff

Canada

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Eiffel Tower

Lens-Artist-Anvica’s-Photos-159-Postcards

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Black-White*

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Postcards

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Postcards

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Postcards

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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.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Summer

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:    Summer

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Summer

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:    Surprise

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Cove

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cove

a small sheltered bay.

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Possibly…

…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.

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A Melbourne special spot is

the footbridge over the Yarra River.

The long sandstone building is…

Flinders Street Station where Melbournians

meet under the clocks.

The Twelve Apostles is one of my favourite spots,

which has unfortunately become too touristy for me.

 

 

 

 

Further west along the Great Ocean Road

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.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Special-Spot-Shots

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Special-Spot-Shots

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Special-Spot-Shots

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:   Special-Spot-Shots

 

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A bluestone Shed.

Burke’s LuckPotholes…

 

…in South Africa’s

 Blyde River Canyon.

Back on Victoria’s South West Coast,

the limestone of Lochard Gorge…

…and the Gibson Steps draw

thousands of tourists each year.