A local tourist

Posted on: May 29, 2011

I live in a very beautiful part of the world.  We are very lucky to live where we do, but sometimes we need reminding of what is around us, so today we set out for a family brunch to a place about 40 km’s from our house. The weather was a bit dicey, but we were lucky.

After our brunch, we took the short drive out to the blowholes.

blowholes, sea, ocean

The blowholes - so hard to catch that water up in the air on camera

Then we strolled up the path to the other feature here and it was like walking on the moon. It is called the Petrified Forest, but recently its been claimed that these aren’t trees at all, but solution tubes.  Not as magical if you think of it that way I reckon.

petrified forest

The Petrified Forest that isn't a forest

petrified forest, craters

Moon craters!

The rock formations are so ancient and eerie

petrified forest, landscape
This really is not an alien planet although it could be

We had a few future meets ancient history moments too

wind towers, petrified forest
The future meets the past

 The walk back to the car was interrupted by more awesome ocean happenings

ocean, sea, waves

The colours are incredible, as is the power & noise of the waves crashing into the cliffs

We timed it all very well. After we were back in the car the weather turned

clouds, rain, sea, waves
& then the clouds rolled in

A grand morning out.  I hope you can take the time soon to be a local tourist and do something others travel to your part of the world to do.  🙂


2 Responses to "A local tourist"

Where is this at? USA or which country? It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures. Emmy

HI Emmy – this is in Australia – the southern west coast of Victoria 🙂 Thanks for stopping by to look 🙂

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