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George

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Small tour of Victoria.
« on: August 12, 2009, 10:23:47 AM »
Looking down towards Apollo Bay. Western side of Melbourne.

Apollo Bay harbour.

Forest Walk in the Otway Ranges, behind Apollo Bay.

Further into the Forest.

Along The Great Ocean Road, heading East towards Melbourne. London Bridge. The bit connecting it to the mainland fell down a few years ago, stranding a couple of people on the seaward side. Had to get a helimicopter to rescue them.

The sea just keeps on, eating away!

A ship, The Loch Ard, in the 1800's, crashed into the rocks, and all but 2 people were drowned. The 2 were washed ashore into this Gorge, and after climbing out, were rescued by a couple of stockmen, and lived happily ever after......but not to each other!

Down at the beach at the Loch Ard Gorge.

What's left of the "12 Apostles". They have been eaten by the sea for years, and now only about 7 are left.

The Eastern side of Melbourne, at Tidal River, on Wilson's Promontary. A windy day.

The Shandong Ballet was in town, that day

Wilson's Prom. is the Southernest bit of Victoria.

And here is the tidal River, that gives the campground it's name.

Up North to Echuca, on the Murray River, the border of Vic and NSW. The Port of Echuca was the offloading point for all the Riverboats hauling wool bales. The railway line ran from Echuca to Melbourne.

All these boats are originals that have been beautifully restored, and now carry tourists.This one is a restaurant that does night dinner-cruises. Beats having to carry 500 wool bales and tow two or three barges, also loaded with wool!

This is the "Canberra", the one we rode on.

This is part of the original wharf at Echuca.

Sovereign Hill is a re-creation of the old goldfields.

Complete with coaches,...

Pubs,....

and blacksmiths, among other things.

It also includes the Chinese presence on the Goldfields.

Some Banksia flowers. This one is a wild one in the bush!

These are cut flowers in my mate's nursery.

We toddled off to Phillip Island to watch the Fairy Penguins do their nightly "coming ashore" parade, but "no flash photography, please", so we had to go to the Aquarium in Melbourne to shoot these Antarctic Penguins.

This one had never seen a Chinese girl before!

OK. Enough! Needless to say, these are only a small fraction of the shots I took. Twas lovely, being a tourist in my own country again!


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Re: Small tour of Victoria.
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 11:01:35 AM »
Babe always has been good with your camera, these shots are no exception   bfbfbfbfbf

& um... those look like cows  mmmmmmmmmm
but Everyone knows Oz guys prefer sheep...
judging from the number of bales & barges of wool youz guys move down there, I'll admit to grossly underestimating how big yer sheep preferance is  bibibibibi

`how did the get the wool to look so brown in the pic overlooking Apollo bay?
 mmmmmmmmmm
me pappy sayd... 
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Re: Small tour of Victoria.
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2009, 11:33:06 AM »
 bibibibibi Danny, those ARE cows! I went looking for a decent map of Vic so I could mark the places we went to, but couldn't find one. That way you would be able to tell that Apollo Bay and Echuca are nowhere near each other. agagagagag agagagagag
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Re: Small tour of Victoria.
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2009, 12:53:00 PM »
Aww, splashing in the sea near Apollo Bay as a kid. Surfing there when I got a bit older.
School trips to Sovereign Hill.
Road tripping to the Great Ocean Road.
Wandering around Loch Ard Gorge at night.
School houseboat camp to Echuca (great idea folks, let the kids loose on houseboats  aoaoaoaoao).
Camping at Wilson's prom on a cold night.
Making a total fool of myself at the aquarium (don't ask - it's best for all concerned).

George, thanks for the pics. It's nice to see home.  akakakakak

OK, everyone else. You've seen plenty from the Vics - your turn!

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Re: Small tour of Victoria.
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2009, 07:24:59 AM »
Well, at least Babe looks good. uuuuuuuuuu
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Re: Small tour of Victoria.
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2009, 10:00:50 AM »
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Well, at least Babe looks good.
Even first thing in the morning, she looks good! akakakakak
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Re: Small tour of Victoria.
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2009, 10:19:34 PM »
Great pics of our country, George!
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