Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Twelve Apostles

The Otway Fly (previous post) was breathtaking. We then drove on to The Twelve Apostles which are absolutely magnificent! Arriving very late in the day the view into the sinking sun was shimmery and full of huge shadowy stone "statues".

Looking eastward we saw the stunning coastline stretching before us.

The top two photos were taken from the viewing area straight ahead.

Above and below-zoomed in on some of the intriguing details of the giant rock stacks.

We traveled on to  Port Campbell (where we had something to eat) then a long sunset-into-dark drive inland through a changing and beautiful countryside.

Just on dusk we could see an amazing big shape rising from the flat surrounds to our west. Our trusty maps informed us we were looking at Mt Elephant!

Into the night we arrived at our accommodation in Ballarat. Now Ballarat is a whole other short but wonderful chapter in our journey. On this one exhilarating and exhausting day, 19th March 2010, we had experienced the Great Ocean Road, Cape Otway Lighthouse, the Otway Fly, The Twelve Apostles and a delightful dusk drive. Certainly a day well worth remembering, thank you for joining me on my photo journey.

Sharing at PicStory: Holidays (and voted an equal second).


Unknown said...

I loved the twelve apostles and I could easily have spent a week in Ballarat!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I agree Deanne. We had a brief visit at so many places, only one day at Ballarat. It would be lovely to travel a similar route without time or financial constraints.

post-summer said...

Amazing place!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Welcome Michael, thanks for dropping by. Yes, a place to remember and hopefully revisit.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze said...

Wow! This photos are great. Thank you so much for sharing them with us on *PicStory*. LG Tina

Alice said...

Amazing place!!! :-O And amazinh photos!

Polaris said...

Interesujące miejsce - piękne i groźne zarazem

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