Monday, March 7, 2011

coastal life and death near Port Fairy

The sparsely populated south western coast of Victoria has patches of spectacular, if un-approachable coast, under-pinned by dark volcanic boulders, much younger sandstone from a time when the seas were much higher, and clean majestic dunes spreading themselves erratically over these other layers where tide and wind allow it.

I've written briefly last year about the Irish heritage in some of these areas and this is most evident in the towns and farms and architecture- and in the scale of these things.

We love to potter along the edges, where sand meets rock, or amazing heaths burst out of crevices, or where vastly different textures stand shoulder to shoulder against their common exposure to very powerful elements.

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