Wordless Wednesday21_0906-Mt-Shadwell

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Mount Shadwell

at Mortlake

in western Victoria.

Mount Shadwell is an extinct volcano rich in olivine,

from where Mortlake takes its title of

Olivine Capital of the World.

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Stay safe.    🙂

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Driving

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driving

the control and operation
of a motor vehicle.
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Some of the volcanic cones dotting

the landscape and sighted along the

Hamilton Highway,

our main access to our farm.

Mt Elephant.

Mt Shadwell

A distant

Mt Warrnambool

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MCoW-Mt-Shadwell

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About 150 km west of Geelong

is the town of Mortlake…

…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.

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My-Corner-of-the-World:  #18

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Mountain

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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.

Whereas Mount Elephants claim to fame is that,

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.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Mountain

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