Archive for July, 2010

Melbourne – Great Ocean Road – Hills & Coasts

Posted in Tourism with tags , , , on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 by Colin Quek

One of the most marvelous sights I’ve ever witnessed is definitely the coastlines of Southern Australia. The water here is actually pretty clear, as you can see from the photo below.

This was actually shot from inside the bus, hearing the waves alone is therapeutic

Moving along we had a stopover at a small town, I couldn’t recall the name of it, but what struck me was the abundance of lush green hills surrounding it.

Took me a while before I captured what I wanted for this range of hills

This has to be one of my favourite shots

All in all, the Great Ocean Road tour was a very scenic and enjoyable journey. I would seriously urge everyone to at least go once, remember that the 12 Apostles are facing erosion constantly, and that only 8 of the magnificent structures stand today.

Do remember to bring along some warmers if you are going during the winter, it’s more enjoyable when you are shielded from the cold sea winds (yes there are no breezes, only winds).

Next up, I will bring you some shots around Melbourne City.

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Interlude: Shimmering Sunset

Posted in Sunset with tags , , , on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 by Colin Quek

An interlude from my Melbourne series,

Chanced upon this as I was taking a walk with the girlfriend. The water is a golden reflecting surface.

Melbourne – Great Ocean Road – The 12 Apostles

Posted in Blogroll, Places, Tourism with tags , , , , , on Sunday, July 4, 2010 by Colin Quek

It was a tough first half of 2010, but I’m glad I’ve made it to the mid point. Work was kinda hellish but hey, that’s life. Ups and downs. So a vacation is in order. And after much discussions and planning, I decided to take a trip to Melbourne, Australia and visit the famed 12 Apostles, and the Great Ocean Road tour.

And not to forget the much welcomed change in weather. The weather is definitely colder (to my delight), and the people very warm and friendly. Alright on to the Great Ocean Road tour.

That’s me and the wife-to-be. Should say a great thanks to Janshim for introducing us to one another.

Yes, I took the helicopter ride, to get a different view of the coastline

It’s amazing what the strong Antarctic waves can do!

Look at that formation! It’s totally cut off from the main land

And yes! Check out the clear water, it’s green because of the algae that we can see underneath.

Of course there is more to the 12 Apostles. But we had to hurry on to the next place before it gets dark, and it gets dark pretty quickly.

More to come…