Loch Ard Gorge

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Travelling along what is recognized as one of the world’s most scenic drives the “Great Ocean Road” follows the stunning coastline of Victoria’s south- west. The road winds along cliff tops, up to breathtaking headlands, down onto the edge of beaches, across river estuaries and through lush rainforests offering panoramic views of Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean at every turn.

This is one of many gigantic limestone cliffs, known as the “Loch Ard Gorge”. Named after the clipper “Loch Ard”, an iron-hulled clipper ship weighing 1700tonne, it ran aground here in 1878 when sailing from England to Melbourne with 54 people aboard. Only two people survived, a cabin boy, named Tom Pearce and a young woman who Pearce saved, Eva Carmichael.

Strategic lookouts provide amazing views but descending down to the beach where these unique giants await in all there glory is something to behold. Tourists from around the world are in awe at the size of these uniquely formed cliffs.

Victoria – Australia

*Canon EOS “KISS” Series2 D/SLR Camera

1/200, F/9, 29mm, ISO 100

6 responses

  • MªTeresa Barreda Royo

    MªTeresa Barreda Royo gave props (9 Apr 2016):

    Interesting story and nice photography !

  • Mark Tate

    Mark Tate (Deleted) gave props (10 Apr 2016):

    Beautiful place, great shot, you should come up to the Central Coast some day

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (10 Apr 2016):

    I believe you, Chris. It must be an amazing coastal tour! Good capture!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (10 Apr 2016):

    Thankyou, Teresa, Mark & Dick !!!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (10 Apr 2016):

    @ Mark. I would enjoy meeting you on the Central Coast some day soon. I attend to drive up to Brisbane around September to visit my children, so that is a possible date :)

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (18 Mar 2017):

    Food for thought in both image and text.

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