Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Limestone rocks, Great Ocean Road, Victoria.

The soft limestone rock of the coast began forming about 10 to 15 million years ago when this coastline was under the sea.
Cliffs are formed when the sea undercuts the edge of the land causing it to collapse.  Harder blocks remain as stacks white the coast continues to erode away.

The Bay of Islands.






56 comments:

  1. I love the limestone rocks, they look like it has been there forever.

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    1. They began forming about 10 to 15 million years ago it seems.

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  2. The limestone rocks have been beautifully formed with the hands of nature.

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    1. Indeed, nature makes some beautiful things at times Nancy.

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  3. Fantastic views !!
    Great photos !!
    Greetings

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  4. I'm reminded of some of the basalt cliffs and outcroppings along the Oregon coast... Great pictures.

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    1. Thanks Bill. It's interesting how somethings remind us of other places

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  5. Wonderful combination of those hard rocks in the sea and the softness of the water.

    Kisses

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  6. My house is made from limestone - it is a lovely soft ochre colour.

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    1. Oh that sounds lovely, you should show us a photo on your blog of the colour Rosemary.

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  7. A great picturesque coastline to travel along overlooking Bass Strait.
    Maybe "whet" some overseas traveller's interests until they look at an atlas and see how far away Australia is????

    Maybe you and "Shanks" continued along the Great Ocean Road to the world famous Bell's Beach where one of the series of surfboard riding World Championships is held?
    (I think the 2015/16 just finished down there???).
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Beautiful Colin, always something wonderful to see along the Great Ocean Road.
      We didn't go along to Bell's Beach, it's not that far from Geelong and we did not go that way.

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  8. I'm sensitive to your beautiful pictures, always showing these beautiful landscapes !! I like the first ! the infinity of the ocean and the colors of the rocks, superb!

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    1. That is good you find the scenery lovely - there is more to come along this Great Ocean Road.

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    1. 'Tis really worth the trip along that way Jo-Anne, and now you have a caravan it would be great to visit.

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  10. such amazing photos. your photography is excellent.

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  11. This is someplace I've never been but would like to one day to travel along The Great Ocean Road.
    Merle..................

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  12. The erosion is amazing down there. but it makes for an interesting landscape.

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  13. They're pretty to look at; we have a really interesting coastline.

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  14. In this very first pic roc looks like an owl ,very interesting view dear ,these photos are speaking your amazing skill of photograph ,sky ,water and rocks all are really beautiful ,have a wonderful day dear

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    1. Amazing what we see in 'things', after taking a second look I too can see an owl.
      Thank you Baili.

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  15. Hello Margaret,
    Wonderful pictures. Great these rocks in the sea.
    A amazing view. So fantastic!!

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  16. A friend just shared a video of a helicopter ride taken along the Great Ocean Drive. I've only seen it from the road side, from the air it was magnificent.

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    1. I bet it looked wonderful from the 'air'.
      Saw a helicopter further along the highway.

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  17. Well worth the visit to the seaside just to photography nature's wonders.

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  18. Australia has a lot of wide open spaces, doesn't it?

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    1. It certainly does Sandra. Many of those places are inhabitable.

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  19. The sea, wind and rain have been at these rocks shaping them for years and years.

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