Thursday, August 10, 2006
This place is so neat!
The Twelve Apostles - coastal rock formation on the Great Ocean Road at Port Campbell Victoria Australia. Renowned for its spectacular coastal scenery the Great Ocean Road follows the contours of Victoria's rugged southwest coast. One of the most visited sections is the Port Campbell National Park home to the Twelve Apostles - limestones rock stacks rising from the ocean formed as a result of erosion by rain, gale force winds and wild seas. In actual fact there are only nine but the remains of 4 to 6 are submerged.This part of the Victorian coastline is known as the Shipwreck Coast and is responsible for the sinking of up to eighty vessels some of which were transporting workers to the Australian goldfields in the latter part of the 19th century.