Sunday, 10 June 2012

PORTARLINGTON, VICTORIA

Portarlington is a historic coastal township located on the Bellarine Peninsula, 27km from the city of Geelong, in the state of Victoria, Australia. The gently rising hills behind the town feature vineyards and olive groves, overlooking Port Phillip Bay. Portarlington is a popular family holiday destination and a centre of fishing and aquaculture (mussels). At one time the town claimed the largest caravan park in the Southern Hemisphere, although the size has reduced considerably in recent decades.

At the 2006 census, Portarlington had a population of 3,021. Portarlington also has a large number of Maltese, Croatian, Italian and Islander immigrants. In 2002, the Victorian Coastal Strategy report named Portarlington as a potential site for a multi-million dollar Safe Harbour development on the Bellarine Peninsula. In December 2005, private independent consultants delivered a feasibility study which identified Portarlington as the preferred site for the development.

These photographs were taken in the Spring of 2003 during a day trip there. Hence the canola fields in bloom.

This post is part of the Scenic Sunday meme.






14 comments:

  1. A fid of wild flowers like that would make anyone smile !

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  2. I love seeing the fields of canola when I'm in Europe in the spring.
    Thanks for the tour.

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  3. What a beautiful place, Nick!! I love the yellow fields of canola, the last shot by the coast fantastic and. of course, those blue, blue skies! Wonderful captures as always! Hope you have a good week!

    Sylvia

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  4. That second shot just knocked my socks off! Wow!

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  5. Wow, i love the greens and blues... great photos Nick!

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  6. I've never been to this corner of Victorie Nick but it's delightful and obviously not too far from the city..

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  7. What an oasis it must be.

    Please have a good new week.

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  8. I thought we were in Sweden when I saw the canola fields! Lovely area.

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  9. What a beautiful area! Lovely images.

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  10. It's all very well to see lots of different flowers - but they never have the same impact of lots of the same kind of flower! FAAAAABULOUS - even though they're not RED!

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  11. I love the brightness of the yellow flowers.

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  12. It's a great part of the world. Nice pictures.

    Stewart M

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  13. Those first 2 shots are magnificent! And, I love the last one too...the beauty of unoccupied nature - fabulous!

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