Tuesday, 8 March 2016

TWELVE APOSTLES

The Twelve Apostles is a collection of miocene limestone rock stacks jutting from the water in Port Campbell National Park, between Princetown and Peterborough on the Great Ocean Road. The Apostles were formed by erosion: The harsh weather conditions from the Southern Ocean gradually eroded the soft limestone to form caves in the cliffs, which then became arches, which in turn collapsed; leaving rock stacks up to 45 metres high.

The site was known as the Sow and Piglets until 1922 (Muttonbird Island, near Loch Ard Gorge, was the Sow, and the smaller rock stacks the Piglets); after which it was renamed to The Apostles for tourism purposes. The formation eventually became known as the Twelve Apostles, despite only ever having nine stacks.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.






11 comments:

  1. HA we had figured some of them must have fallen into the ocean!

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  2. I had to see these views again, which I think are stunning! Would be thrilled if you would link one of these magnificent views for Seasons. The link is open to Wed. 7 pm, US, Pacific time. Hope you can join in!

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  3. I had to see these views again, which I think are stunning! Would be thrilled if you would link one of these magnificent views for Seasons. The link is open to Wed. 7 pm, US, Pacific time. Hope you can join in!

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  4. The light in these is beautiful and I love that you have managed to capture the slight haze from the sea spray

    Mollyxxx

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  5. Glad you posted these pics as I have planned a trip of this area later this year. I hope the weather is as good when I am there. :)

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  6. Love your photos of the area. Didn't know that it use to call in another way. Ah, what marketing can do!

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  7. Beautiful, Nick.
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  8. Such a beautiful part of our State Nick.

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  9. Wonderful photography! Interesting info regarding the name change from piglets to Apostles!

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