Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Port Fairy, Caravan Park.

The council Caravan Park at Port Fairy was the one which we stayed at.  Due to lack of tourist for the winter part of the park was closed.  This park is on the banks by the Moyne River in Victoria.

Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. It lies on the Princes Highway in the Shire of Moyne, 28 klm (17 mi) west of Warrnambool and 290 klm (180 mi) west of Melbourne, at the point where the Moyne River enters the Southern Ocean.


Dead tree in the park.  Carvings below, unfortunately not shown too well.






You can see the power boxes plus the ones near the trees.  We parked ourselves in the clearing to get the warmth of the sun.


Well there are a few people camping.  A good place for summer to help keep cool.


Port Fairy on the left of the map, Melbourne on the right, so you can see back in 2015 we are not too far away from the ferry to come home.  That was September.

44 comments:

  1. Great carvings! I have never before seen tree like that

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    1. There are plenty of trees in that area, but it's good to see this dead one was made artistic and not pulled out entirely.

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  3. I have never seen carvings done like that before ... WOW !

    All the best Jan

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  4. Extraordinary details of the trees and an extraordinary perspective of the fourth image.

    Kisses

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    1. They indeed are Norfolk Pines brought across from Norfolk Island.
      They grow prolifically on/along the sandy beaches of Australia.
      Colin

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  5. That tree is spectacular even in death, but would have been incredible to see alive.

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  6. Margaret your winter is fantastic I am jealous of it

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    1. Was nice when we were there Gosia, no wind much so that was a blessing.

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  7. Nature is truly incredible - I think it's pretty fantastic how even a dead tree can look splendid.

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  8. Enjoyed this really appreciate you for sharing

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  9. Port Fairy sure is a picturesque place and I bet it is PACKED in the summer period and also when the close by Warrnambool Racing Week carnival is on. One of the States biggest country race meets.
    That dead tree is incredible, the carving looks rather nautical probably to honour the seamen of the old whaling times, I should think. Very appropriate.
    Now I am hoping that "Shanks", you and the caravan stick to the Bass Strait route to Melbourne (the Great "picturesque" Ocean route) and don't head up north via Terang??? But either way will be rewarding for overseas viewers to see beautiful Victoria.
    Excellent report as now is the norm with Promotional Travel Australia aka Margaret Davis.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Sorry "Shanks" - you also in the "P.T.A. group". A driver is necessary - ha ha.
      Colin

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    2. I;m told it's packed to the hilt in summer.
      Each dead branch has a something carved from it. Cleverly done.
      You have to wait and see which way we went back to Melbourne :)

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  10. I would apologise for the cold if you did not come from Tasmania.

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    1. Ha! I guess it would be rather cold at Port Fairy and I remind you Andrew, I live in a warmer place in Tasmania - night can be cool though in winter :) much like Melbourne.

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  11. Wow! Fascinating carving on the tree. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Looks like a bloody nice place the carvings are nice well what I could see of them

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    1. Hard to see all with a camera Jo-Anne, sun was in the wrong place at time of taking photo.

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  13. Wonderful tree even in that state it's very beautiful.
    Merle..............

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  14. I can see it would be worth getting there early in the heat of summer, to secure a place under the trees. It's so pretty there.

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  15. The dead tree is very sculptural, and I can understand why they have retained it.

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  16. Amazing tree sculpture, very artistic too!

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  17. As always, great pics. I can't imagine carving that limb was comfortable. But it certainly is amazing.

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  18. What a wonderful old, carved tree. Giving it a life after life.

    It looks like a very pretty area.

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  19. I like the carvings. A lot of skillful work went into them.

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    1. I was looking for a sign on the tree or nearby to tell me who did the carvings, alas not a thing or sign.

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