Wednesday, 21 October 2015

PHILLIP ISLAND BEACH

Phillip Island is an Australian island about 140 km south-southeast of Melbourne, Victoria. Named after Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales, Phillip Island forms a natural breakwater for the shallow waters of the Western Port. It is 26 km long and 9 km wide, with an area of about 100 km2. It has 97 km of coastline and is part of the Bass Coast Shire.

A 640 m concrete bridge (originally a wooden bridge) connects the mainland town San Remo with the island town Newhaven. In the 2011 census the island's permanent population was 9,406, compared to 7,071 in 2001. During the summer, the population swells to 40,000. 60% of the island is farmland devoted to grazing of sheep and cattle.

This post is part of the Wednesday Waters meme,
and also part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.





5 comments:

  1. Very pretty!
    Is it my eyes, or are the birds blue?
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/10/beach-walk-at-sunrise.html

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  2. Love the first photo - so beautiful and peaceful!

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  3. I visited the Isle of Wight in England in 2008 Nick and was surprised to see that many town names corresponded with Phillip Island. I was even more amazed to discover that the shape of the Isle of Wight bears a strong resemblance to the shape of Phillip Island. I guess the English settlers saw the similarities too.

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  4. Lovely!!

    Thank you in linking Water World Wednesday. I do appreciate it and see you next week!
    Kim,USA

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