Some of the volcanic cones dotting
the landscape and sighted along the
our main access to our farm.
About 150 km west of Geelong
…which is situated in the shadows of Mount Shadwell.
Mount Shadwell is known as the Olivine
(also known as Peridot)
capital of the world.
All our volcanic cones and crater are known as mountains,
and most of them support Fire Brigade, Telecom
or other type of communications tower.
During the summer there is also
a fire spotter up there.
Two ‘mountains’ I have passed countless times
while driving to Melbourne and Geelong
when I lived on the farm.
Mount Shadwell at Mortlake.
Mortlake claims to be the Olivine (Peridot)
Capital of the Australia.
if you use you imagination,
that it looks like the upper portion of an elephant.
I saw a photo a few weeks ago,
taken from the other side.
Looks nothing like an elephant.
Oh! Well! 😦
Nearly forgot…these ‘Mountains’
are only several hundred feet high,
but they are quite noticeable landmarks
in Western Victoria which once was
a hot bed of active volcanoes.
These volcanic cones is all that remains
of that point in time.