MCoW22-Great-Ocean-Road-0608-4-Gibson-Steps

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One of the first Great Ocean Roads

points of interest…

…when driving west

from Geelong, are known as

The Gibson Steps.

Although I have never seen the Steps

let alone walked them…

 

…this visitor was way down there one minute and,

seemingly in no time whatsoever

was up in the car park again.

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MCoW22-Great-Ocean-Road-0601-3-12-Apostles-West

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Visitors to the…

12 Apostles…….will know that these formations are…

…right behind photographers when they

capture their iconic images

Although seldom, if ever, part of a travel advertisement…

…I think these formations are equal to

the Apostles themselves.

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Many years ago…

…it was possible to walk right out to the end of this formation.

  Now visitors are kept safely back on Terra Firma…

 

…and these signs are everywhere.

The Standard postcard views…

of the 12 Apostles.

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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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This week I decided to post my whale nursery images

captured at Warrnambool’s

Southern Right Whale Nursery

at Logans Beach.

It was only 2-3 years ago that I first visited

Warrnambool’s Logans Beach.

A 200 kilometres (one way) drive.

At first, I was a little sceptical that whales would be on display.

Particularly after the drone pilot told me

they were nearly a kilometre out to sea.

Soon after a cow and calf were sighted…

around half a kilometre away…

 

…heading towards the viewing platform.

 

Logans Beach Warrnambool

I held my breath in the hope that they…


…would be within a decent range.

While I was using a 50-500 mm Sigma Zoom lens…

 

…with some cropping…

…I was more than pleased with the results

from my first whale watching images

from Warrnambool.

This image was taken using the 50mm end of my zoom

simply to show how close to the sand the whales came.

I am sure better images were available to

those with only a 50 mm lens.

 

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Proudfoot’s Boathouse

on the

Hopkins River,

Warrnambool.

Hopkins Falls

on the

Hopkins River,

Warrnambool

 

The Hopkins River

flows into

Bass Strait

at

Warrnambool

 

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