Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Twelve Apostles

Today marks the halfway point of our travels here on the other side of the world.  The Professor has been doing his professorially things and we squeeze in trips here and there around his schedule. With all the places we've been visiting, I'm glad to have a cool iPhone app that I had been using over the past year.  Day One is like a journal in which you can record ideas, memories, photos and it syncs effortlessly with my iPad and Mac.  I love it and it's so easy to use!  If you're like me, you can't remember what you did yesterday let alone six months ago! What was the weather like then or the address of that restaurant with great pasta.  Here's a snapshot to give you an idea.  Check it out here.


Now on to more interesting sights.  We arrived in Melbourne on Day 19 of our travels.  (I only easily know that from my Day One!)  We immediately got our rental car and headed out of town. We had a destination of Port Campbell about four hours by way of the Great Ocean Road.  Oh my! What a beautiful drive.




Our true destination was the Twelve Apostles, limestone rock stacks that rise up out of the Southern Ocean.  They used to be caves along the coast millions of years ago, eventually turning into arches that eventually collapsed leaving the current stacks.  There used to be 12 stacks, but now I think they are down to 7.  It was absolutely beautiful!  Although these images have been enhanced, the colors of the limestone and sand shift as the day progresses.  I couldn't quit taking photos.  But first, I had to get DOWN there.  Fortunately, I beat the bus load of tourists just in time!




 Since the previous late afternoon had been cloudy and filled with people, we returned early the next morning.  The Gods were good to us!  The clouds parted and gave us a great light.  And we were practically the only ones there.  Nice.









Hope you enjoyed this beautiful spot in southern Australia.  Next stop .... Melbourne!
Later, my friends,


20 comments:

Kerri Farley said...

What an absolutely beautiful place.... I want to go there!!

Brian Miller said...

wow. the light house off in the distance....the rock formations off the coast...love the skies.....beautiful pics...

ladyfi said...

THe shots and scenery are spectacular!

biebkriebels said...

Yes I like it very much, I have been there a few years ago too and the views are stunning. Thanks for sharing and your tip for the app, I will certainly remember it at my next travel.

Country Girl said...

It's like National Geographic here, Reena. This is spectacular. The colors are so rich and the scenery is incredible. I love this one!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, wow. Such stunning scenery.

grammie g said...

Hi Renna... You know your a lucky girl don't you ?... ; )!!
What stunning place and stunning shot's of it !!
The third from the last looks like the middle rock has a light house on it, must be rock formation ??
All I can say amazingly beautiful!!

Enjoy!!

Grace

Tabor said...

Great photos...are these HDR? Also nice app...but I have an android...wonder if that would work.

Sylvia K said...

What an incredibly beautiful place, Reena, and your captures are fantastic as always! I love your composition with the lighthouse! Superb!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I just saw this feature on another blog last week, a local to the area, but you showed a lot more here. Great images. Now I feel like I have really seen it.

Carolyn Watson-Dubisch said...

These photos are surreal! Thanks for bringing us along. :)

Evelyn S. said...

Simply fabulous!!!

Linda R said...

WOW!! These are amazing photos. What a wonderful place to see. I am going to have to put it on my bucket list.

Hugs~

Daryl said...

beautiful ..

Suldog said...

Lovely place. I have a question, though. In the second shot here, on your way toward town, there is a tower of some sort in the distance. What is that? Is it the light house, as Brian says?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hi Reena, sounds like you are having a lot of fun on this trip...sailing today?? It's a wee bit windy non! We would love to catch up, if you are staying near UWA you are definitely within walking/cycling distance of Kings Park and it's so beautiful up there, would you like to meet for coffee or breakfast? If you let me know which days suit you I'll see what we can do.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Looks like you chose a perfect time to visit this magical place. Gorgeous!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful!

Betty Manousos said...

love those rock formations off the coast! and those dramatic skies!
awesome, reena!

xo

GailO said...

Wow! Amazing place and amazing shots!