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When travelling between Adelaide and Melbourne
there are two main alternatives. You can either go
some 700km by the direct route along the Duke's
and Western highways or take the much longer and
slower but more scenic route along the coast. This, even
when pushing along, takes three full days and if you
wish to explore a little more, a good week.
These photos were taken near Port Campbell in
Victoria along The Great Ocean Road, in an area famous for
its sandstone coast sculpted by the sea into freestanding
columns, bridges, caves, blowholes and grottos.
In one bay stand the Twelve Apostles.
We unfortunately had a rather dreary, overcast day
that was not ideal for photography. Even so, the
scenery was quite impressive.
The wear and tear on the coastline in the last twenty
years has been so dramatic that some of the landmarks
were quite confusing...are these part of the Apostles or not?
Even London bridge, which was a large arch across the
gap, has gone leaving but a remnant like the famed
bridge at Avignon.
The story goes that, although there were warning signs
that the bridge was unsafe to walk upon, some bright spark
landed a helicopter on its most vulnerable part and oops...
that was the end of the bridge. If the story is true, I hope
he had not switched off the engine yet!
The whole coast is littered with shipwrecks, blowholes
erupting quite startlingly out of the depths far enough
from the sea so you can't see it, as well as many caves
and this delightful grotto with a view.
Someday I hope we will find the time to go back again
with my present camera and a lot more time.
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